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Haematological, neurological and psychiatric complications of chronic hypothermia following surgery for craniopharyngioma.
  1. A. P. Griffiths,
  2. M. Henderson,
  3. N. D. Penn,
  4. H. Tindall
  1. Department of Nuclear Medicine, General Infirmary, Leeds, UK.


    A patient is described who became poikilothermic following surgery for removal of a craniopharyngioma. Episodes of disturbed behaviour, neurological abnormalities, pancytopenia and deranged liver function could be correlated with episodes of more profound hypothermia on a background of a chronically lowered core temperature. The association of pancytopenia and neuropsychiatric disturbances with hypothermia is discussed with reference to reported cases of periodic spontaneous hypothermia.

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