Immediate postoperative death due to hypothalamic injury following surgery for craniopharyngioma

B. Bahuleyan, G. Menon, S. Nair

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Autonomic disturbances due to hypothalamic injury that result in postoperative death are rare complications following surgery for craniopharyngioma. We discuss the case of a child who died due to hypothalamic injury following radical excision of a multi-compartmental craniopharyngioma. Mechanisms and clinical manifestations of hypothalamic injury and ways to avoid this fatal complication are discussed. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)850-851
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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