hrp0086p1-p746 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology P1 | ESPE2016

Prognostic Significance of the Proliferative Index Ki67 for Patients with Craniopharyngiomas

Moszczynska Elzbieta , Bogusz Agnieszka , Szymanska Sylwia , Grajkowska Wieslawa , Szalecki Mieczyslaw

Background: Craniopharyngioma is a benign, slow-growing epithelial tumor, in children it contributes to 5–10% of all brain tumors. Its incidence is 0.5-2 per 1,000,000 person-years. 30–50% of these tumors are recognized in childhood, most often in ages 5–14, no sex predilection is observed. It is located mainly in the sellar/parasellar region, in children adamantinomatous variant, with tendency to recur, is the most common type. Views on the usefulness of immuno...