Pre-operative endocrinopathies are common in patients presenting with craniopharyngiomas. Clinical features may not be obvious and careful pre-operative endocrine assessment is essential. Failure to recognise and address pre-operative diabetes insipidus and secondary hypoadrenalism is potentially fatal. We review the available published data on pre-operative endocrine dysfunction and suggest an approach to assessment and management before surgery.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism|
|Issue number||SUPPL. 1|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
- Diabetes insipidus
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health