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Revista de la Sociedad Boliviana de Pediatría

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Abstract

SALAS MALLEA, Ariel; BURGOA MEDRANO, N. Claret  and  ROCHA FERNANDEZ, Corina. Craniopharyngioma, a case report. Rev. bol. ped. [online]. 2006, vol.45, n.2, pp. 98-101. ISSN 1024-0675.

Craniopharyngioma represents approximately 6-10% of pediatric brain tumors. The clinical presentation of pediatric patients with craniopharyngioma consists of a broad spectrum of symptoms that range from asymptomatic to endocrine, visual, or psychological disorders. We describe a case of giant craniopharyngioma diagnosed by CT scan in a 35 months old child. He was referred and admitted to the hospital due to severe malnutrition.

Keywords : pediatric brain tumors; craniopharyngioma; severe malnutrition.

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