Endoscopic Endonasal Approach for a Suprasellar Craniopharyngioma

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ObjectivesThe current video presents the nuances of an endoscopic endonasal approach to a suprasellar craniopharyngioma.DesignThe video analyzes the presentation, preoperative workup and imaging, surgical steps and technical nuances of the surgery, the clinical outcome, and follow-up imaging.SettingThe patient was treated by a skull base team consisting of a neurosurgeon and an ENT surgeon, at a teaching academic institution.ParticipantsThe case refers to a 67-year-old man who presented with vision loss and headaches, and was found to have a suprasellar mass, with imaging characteristics consistent with a craniopharyngioma.Main Outcome MeasuresThe main outcome measures consistent of the reversal of the patient symptoms (vision loss and headaches), the recurrence-free survival based on imaging, as well as the absence of any complications.ResultsThe patient's vision improved after the surgery; at his last follow-up there was no evidence of recurrence on imaging.ConclusionsThe endoscopic endonasal approach is safe and effective in treating suprasellar craniopharyngiomas.The link to the video can be found at: https://youtu.be/p1VXbwnAWCo.

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