Suprasellar papillary squamous epithelioma ('papillary craniopharyngioma')

F. Giangaspero, D. R. Osborne, P. C. Burger, R. B. Stein

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Six cases of a distinctive suprasellar papillary neoplasm are presented and the features of this lesion are contrasted with those of the classical adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma. Characteristics distinguishing the former from the latter include a predominate, and perhaps exclusive, occurrence in adulthood; frequent radiologic solidity and absence of calcification; macroscopic papillary nature; and, microscopically, a well-differentiated papillary squamous epithelium without calcification, palisaded cells, or keratoid nodules. We suggest that this papillary lesion is a clinicopathologic entity distinct from the classical adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)57-64
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Surgical Pathology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anatomy
  • Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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