Simultaneous Diagnosis of Craniopharyngioma in 2 Brothers

J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2022 Jan 1;44(1):e260-e263. doi: 10.1097/MPH.0000000000002034.


Craniopharyngioma is a rare suprasellar tumor. Approximately one-third of cases occur in pediatric patients. Depending on the size and extent of the lesion, the main treatment options include complete surgical removal of the tumor or limited surgery followed by radiotherapy. Craniopharyngiomas are not thought to be hereditary. Herein the authors present a case report of 2 brothers, ages 9 and 10, diagnosed with craniopharyngioma within weeks of each other and managed with different approaches. One sibling underwent gross total resection followed by observation while the other underwent biopsy followed by postoperative proton therapy.

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Craniopharyngioma / diagnosis*
  • Craniopharyngioma / pathology
  • Craniopharyngioma / radiotherapy*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / pathology
  • Pituitary Neoplasms / radiotherapy*
  • Siblings*