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Treatment of recurrent craniopharyngiomas
The Kobe journal of medical sciences
One of the most common complications of craniopharyngioma treatment is recurrence. The outcomes of treatment for recurrent tumors with different modalities were evaluated. Of the 61 patients treated initially, 24 had recurrence during follow-up period (1-29 years, mean 11 years). Twenty-two patients underwent a total of 35 additional operations for recurrence. With reoperation, total surgical removal was achieved for four occasions (Group a), subtotal resection was achieved with 31 surgicalpmid:15141142 fatcat:3yucjyou45dcrmpypbigwmfoim