SIOP PODC–adapted treatment guidelines for craniopharyngioma in low- and middle-income settings

Nisreen Amayiri, Ariane Spitaels, Mohamed Zaghloul, Anthony Figaji, Sergio Cavalheiro, Hermann L. Muller, Moawia Elhassan, Jeannette Parkes, Naureen Mushtaq, Mohamed El Beltagy, Yacoub A. Yousef, Natia Esiashvili, Michael Sullivan, Marcos Devanir da Costa, Patricia Dastoli, Fatima Mubarak, Ute Bartels, Omar Chamdine, Alan Davidson, Awni MusharbashPatricia Alcasabas, Eric Bouffet, Simon Bailey

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Pediatric craniopharyngioma is a rare tumor with excellent survival but significant long-term morbidities due to the loco-regional tumor growth or secondary to its treatment. Visual impairment, panhypopituitarism, hypothalamic damage, and behavioral changes are among the main challenges. This tumor should be managed under the care of a multidisciplinary team to determine the optimum treatment within the available resources. This is particularly important for low middle-income countries where resources are variable. This report provides risk-stratified management guidelines for children diagnosed with craniopharyngioma in a resource-limited setting.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere28493
JournalPediatric Blood and Cancer
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023


  • LMIC
  • adapted guidelines
  • craniopharyngioma


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