Ectopic recurrence of craniopharyngioma: Reporting three new cases.

British journal of neurosurgery

PubMedID: 25311042

Yang Y, Shrestha D, Shi XE, Zhou Z, Qi X, Qian H. Ectopic recurrence of craniopharyngioma: Reporting three new cases. Br J Neurosurg. 2014;1-3.
Ectopic recurrence of craniopharyngioma is extremely rare following transcranial procedures of primary tumour. Here we describe 3 new cases of ectopic recurrence along the surgical route after transcranial gross total resection of primary tumour. All 3 cases are male adults - 2 of them had papillary-type tumour with the other being adamantinomatous. All ectopic tumours were safely resected via repeated craniotomy. Long-term surveillance of patients with resected craniopharyngioma is essential.