Isolated petroclival craniopharyngioma with aggressive skull base destruction

Young Hen Lee, Sang Dae Kim, Dong Jun Lim, Jung Yul Park, Yong Gu Chung, Young Sik Kim

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We report a rare case of petroclival craniopharyngioma with no connection to the sellar or suprasellar region. MRI and CT images revealed a homogenously enhancing retroclival solid mass with aggressive skull base destruction, mimicking chordoma or aggressive sarcoma. However, there was no calcification or cystic change found in the mass. Here, we report the clinical features and radiographic investigation of this uncommon craniopharyngioma arising primarily in the petroclival region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)729-731
Number of pages3
JournalYonsei medical journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Petroclival
  • Skull base

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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