Fenestrated blood vessels in craniopharyngioma

Asao Hirano, Nitya R. Ghatek, H. M. Zimmerman

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The fine structure of two cases of craniopharyngioma was studied. Special attention was paid to the vasculature. The most striking finding is the presence of numerous fenestrae in the vascular endothelium. These structures are not present either in most parts of the normal brain or in skin, the organ which craniopharyngiomas most closely resemble. The origin of the fenestrae was discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-177
Number of pages7
JournalActa neuropathologica
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 1973


  • Blood Vessel
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Electron Microscope
  • Fenestrae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience


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