Table 2:

Specific clinical findings and MR imaging characteristics favoring papillary craniopharyngiomas or suprasellar germ cell tumors

Papillary CraniopharyngiomaGerm Cell Tumor
Clinical findings
    Hypothalamic dysfunction, including diabetes insipidusYes
MR imaging characteristics
    ComponentCystic predominanceSolid predominance
    DWI signals in the solid partHypointenseIsointense
    Marginal contrast enhancementYes
    Pituitary stalkThickening
    Tumor seedingsYes
    Size change of the pineal gland after radiotherapyYes
Main management strategySurgeryRadiation therapy
OutcomesHigher recurrence rate
  • Note:—indicates the feature was significantly lower or less in the specific tumor group.