The pre-operative endocrine assessment of craniopharyngiomas

Neil Hopper, Assunta Albanese, Stefano Ghirardello, Mohamad Maghnie

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)325-327
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Endocrinopathy
  • Pre-operative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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