We report the case of a patient with craniopharyngioma who demonstrated ectopic spread to the right temporal lobe and concurrent local recurrence, 10 years after her initial diagnosis. The patient additionally demonstrated new-onset psychotic symptoms of uncertain etiology during her admission. Lesion network mapping identified the ectopic lesion as a putative cause for her psychosis. These findings were substantiated after the resection of the ectopic lesion and subsequent resolution of her psychiatric symptoms. This report adds to the rare accounts of ectopic craniopharyngioma, while highlighting the utility of network-based analyses in peri-operative tumor evaluation and the assessment of atypical neuropsychiatric phenomena.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Dec 2022|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Neurology