Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Br J Radiol. 1999 Feb;72(854):204-6.

Persistent hypophyseal (craniopharyngeal) canal.

Author information

1
Radiology Department, Royal Liverpool University Hospitals, UK.

Abstract

Two cases with a broad persistent hypophyseal canal connecting pituitary fossa and nasopharynx are presented. Both had nasopharyngeal surgery in early childhood and presented later with hypopituitarism. Coronal CT demonstrated the defects with no visible pituitary tissue. The spectrum of basal skull defects is discussed. Children with midline nasal polyps should have CT or MRI of the skull base prior to surgery to prevent inadvertent hypophysectomy.

PMID:
10365075
DOI:
10.1259/bjr.72.854.10365075
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Atypon
Loading ...
Support Center