A histopathological study of craniopharyngioma with special reference to its stroma and surrounding tissue.

H. Kasai, A. Hirano, J. F. Llena, K. Kawamoto

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Abstract

The numerous pathology reports on craniopharyngioma describe the classical features of squamous epithelium and keratin. Relatively little attention has been paid to its stroma and the surrounding tissue. We focused our observation on these two areas in a retrospective study of craniopharyngiomas in 36 operative cases and 5 autopsy cases. The tumor interdigitated with the brain and pituitary gland. At the interface, the brain was markedly gliotic with Rosenthal fibers simulating pilocytic astrocytoma. The tumor stroma had reactive changes and commonly showed cyst formation and calcification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-45
Number of pages5
JournalBrain tumor pathology
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cancer Research

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