Craniopharyngioma resection and aneurysm clipping performed simultaneously by pure endoscopic endonasal approach: A case report and literature review
- Mingchao Zhang
- Jian Wen Liao
- Jingyang Chi
- Huan Yu
- Jianmin Kang
Affiliations: Department of Neurosurgery, Tianjin Huanhu Hospital, Tianjin 300060, P.R. China
- Published online on: August 22, 2022 https://doi.org/10.3892/ol.2022.13472
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Craniopharyngioma is one of the most challenging issues for neurosurgeons as a brain tumor. Among the approaches of neurosurgery, in comparison to craniotomy, the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has risen in popularity over the last two decades; unruptured intracranial aneurysms are relatively commonly found in the general population. The EEA as a new paradigm in the treatment of aneurysm has been reported to successfully clip dozens of cases of intracranial aneurysm. However, when reviewing the domestic and foreign literature, it appeared that cases of craniopharyngioma complicated with intracranial aneurysm purely treated by EEA have not been reported so far. In the present study, the published literature regarding endoscopic endonasal surgery for craniopharyngioma and intracranial aneurysms was reviewed, accompanied with a case of craniopharyngioma complicated with intracranial aneurysm, both of which were simultaneously treated by EEA.