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Med J Armed Forces India. 2001 April; 57(2): 183.
Published online 2011 July 21. doi:  10.1016/S0377-1237(01)80160-X
PMCID: PMC4925863

SUPRASELLAR PAPILLARY SQUAMOUS EPITHELIOMA (PAPILLARY CRANIOPHARYNGIOMA)

Dear Editor,

This with reference to the original article on the subject published in MJAFI 2000;56;158–160, a ery interessting reding, however, the post contrast CT scan section of the head at the level of sylvian fissure (Fig-1) of theh above referred article shows a well defined brightly enhancing suprasellar midline mass extending to the third ventricle wihout any ventricular dilatation. However the authors have described it in the legend to the figure as a “hypidense intracranial uncalcified suprasellar space occupying lesion involving the left thalamus and third ventricle”.

To show intracranial hypodense uncalcifed lesion figure should ave been of a plain scan i.e. without intravenous contrast. However it is a midline mass and involving the left thalamus and third ventricle as said by the authors but is seen extending laterally towards both the left and right thalami and third ventricle by the mere fact of being space-occupying lesion.

Since MRI was done in this case and being a superior imaging modality having the advantage of direct saggital and coronal sections, its images should have been included in the article.


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