Intrinsic Third Ventricular Craniopharyngioma: A Case Report

Nazila Tayari Araqi, Masoud Etemadifar, Ali Hekmatnia, Parvin Mahzooni, Amir Hadi Maghzi, Reza Rouzbahani


Craniopharyngioma accounts for 2.5-4% of all intracranial
tumors. The tumor is more observed in the chiasmatic region in
adults and the intraventricular subtype is rare. We report an
intraventricular craniopharyngioma in a 22-year-old woman presented with chronic headache. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
showed hyperintense large mass on T1-weighted images and hypointense mass on T2-weighted images in third ventricle with
pressure effect on both lateral ventricles and foramen of Monro.
The diagnosis of craniopharyngioma was confirmed through
histopathological examination of the resected tumor after surgery. After a follow-up period of nine months, neither tumor
recurrence nor regrowth occurred. The early diagnosis of this
relatively frequent tumor tumor would help to prevent related
Keywords: Craniopharyngioma, Headache, Histopathology.

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