The challenges in anesthetic management of pediatric craniop
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Craniopharyngiomas constitute about 2–6% of all the intracranial tumours in the pediatric age group.These benign neoplasms are commonly located in the sellar or the suprasellar region, thus, most commonly presenting as visual field defects. The management of these intracranial tumors poses a challenge for neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, oncologists as well as anesthesiologists on account of brain tissue compression due to pressure effects, the involvement of nerves and vessels in near vicinity, perioperative endocrinological complications and the mortality and morbidity associated with radiotherapy or chemotherapy, This article reports a case of a 4-year-old child who had presented with progressive loss of vision over a period of 2 months...

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