Visual Outcome in Cystic Craniopharyngiomas Treated with Intracavitary Phosphorus-32

Dennis R. Anderson, Jonathan D. Trobe, James A. Taren, Stephen S. Gebarski

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Seven patients with cystic craniopharyngiomas were treated with stereotactic instillation of radioactive phosphorus-32 (32P). Five patients had been previously treated with various combinations of surgery and external beam irradiation, whereas two had the 32P instillation at a primary therapy. Visual acuity improved in 13 eyes and remained stable in 1. Visual fields normalized in three patients, improved in two, and remained stable in two. Two patients received single treatments with 32P, whereas five required multiple instillations for recurrent cyst expansion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1786-1792
Number of pages7
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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