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The Korean Journal of Pathology 1992;26(2): 171-174.
Papillary Craniopharyngiona: A report of two cases.
Gu Kong, Eun Kyung Hong, Jung Dal Lee
Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.
Two cases of suprasellar papillary craniopharyngioma are presented. The tumors are exclusively composed of well-formed papillary squamous epithelium and show morphologic homogeneity. There is no palisading basal layer in squamous epithelium. Clinical and radiologic findings, exclusive occurrence in adult and lack of calcification, are much different from conventional craniopharyngioma. Differences between papillary craniopharyngiom and conventional craniopharyngioma are discussed.
Key Words: Craniopharyngioma; Papillary type; Brain tumor