A Case of Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis in Association With Craniopharyngioma




Introduction: Slipped capital femoral epiphysis is characterized by the slippage of the proximal femoral epiphysis on the metaphysis, which is sometimes associated with an underlying endocrine disorder. Panhypopituitarism due to craniopharyngioma has been reported several times. We report a case of craniopharyngioma recurrence leading to slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Case Presentation: A 28-year-old man diagnosed with recurrent craniopharyngioma presented with slipped capital femoral epiphysis. He was treated with gentle manipulation, capsulotomy, and placement of one screw as fixation per side. No complications showed up in a follow-up duration of 4 months. Conclusions: We underscored the importance of endocrinologic disorders in craniopharyngioma cases. Such disorders should be taken into consideration and be followed up.