|Year : 2002 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 198--200
Infrasellar craniopharyngioma mimicking a clival chordoma : a case report.
R Kachhara, S Nair, AK Gupta, VV Radhakrishnan, RN Bhattacharya
Department of Neurosurgery, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology, Trivandrum, 695011, India., India
An unusual case of entirely infrasellar craniopharyngioma mimicking a clival chordoma is described. Only 22 cases of craniopharyngioma with nasopharyngeal extension have been reported in the literature. Of the reported cases, most were primarily intracranial with secondary downward extension; only two were thought to originate from an infrasellar location. The present case is another example of an entirely infrasellar craniopharyngioma, with extensive clival destruction, mimicking a clival chordoma. Relevant literature on the subject is reviewed.
Department of Neurosurgery, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology, Trivandrum, 695011, India.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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