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Overview of attention for article published in Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, January 2007
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1 Wikipedia page
1 Google+ user
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Published in
Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases, January 2007
DOI 10.1186/1750-1172-2-18
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Matthew R Garnett, Stéphanie Puget, Jacques Grill, Christian Sainte-Rose


Craniopharyngiomas are benign slow growing tumours that are located within the sellar and para sellar region of the central nervous system. The point prevalence of this tumour is approximately 2/100,000. The onset of symptoms is normally insidious with most patients at diagnosis having neurological (headaches, visual disturbances) and endocrine (growth retardation, delayed puberty) dysfunctions. Craniopharyngiomas are thought to arise from epithelial remnants of the craniopharyngeal duct or Rathke's pouch (adamantinomatous type) or from metaplasia of squamous epithelial cell rests that are remnants of the part of the stomadeum that contributed to the buccal mucosa (squamous papillary type). The neuroradiological diagnosis is mainly based on the three components of the tumour (cystic, solid and calcified) in the characteristic sellar/para sellar location. Definitive diagnosis is made following histological examination of a surgical specimen. The differential diagnosis includes other tumours in this region (pituitary adenoma), infectious or inflammatory processes (eosinophilic granuloma), vascular malformations (aneurysm) and congenital anomalies (Rathke's cleft cyst). The current treatment is gross total excision of the tumour, if there is no hypothalamic invasion or, in the presence of hypothalamic invasion, a sub-total resection with post-operative radiotherapy. Endocrine disturbances are normally permanent and need careful replacement. Overall, there is an 80% 5 year survival, though this can be associated with marked morbidity (hypothalamic dysfunction, altered neuropsychological profile).

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
France 1 2%
Unknown 63 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 11 17%
Student > Master 10 16%
Other 8 13%
Student > Bachelor 8 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Other 13 20%
Unknown 9 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 37 58%
Neuroscience 4 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 5%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 5%
Psychology 2 3%
Other 4 6%
Unknown 11 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 12. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 January 2014.
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