Pathophysiology and individualized treatment of hypothalamic obesity following craniopharyngioma and other suprasellar tumors: A systematic review

Laura Van Iersel, Karen E. Brokke, Roger A.H. Adan, Lauren C.M. Bulthuis, Erica L.T. Van Den Akker, Hanneke M. Van Santen

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The development of hypothalamic obesity (HO) following craniopharyngioma (CP) and other suprasellar tumors leads to reduced patient quality of life. No treatment algorithms are currently available for management of HO. Depending on which hypothalamic nuclei are destroyed, the pathophysiologic mechanisms and clinical symptoms that contribute to HO differ among patients. Herein, we review the contribution of the hypothalamus to the pathophysiologic mechanisms and symptoms underlying CP-associated HO. Additionally, we performed a systematic search of MEDLINE and Embase to identify all intervention studies for weight management in patients with CP or other suprasellar tumors published until September 2017. The search yielded 1866 publications, of which 40 were included. Of these 40 studies, we identified four modalities for intervention (i.e., lifestyle, dietary, pharmacotherapeutic, or surgical) within six clinical domains (i.e., psychosocial disorders, hyperphagia, sleep disturbances, decreased energy expenditure, hyperinsulinemia, and hypopituitarism). We used the findings from our systematic review, in addition to current knowledge on the pathophysiology of HO, to develop an evidence-based treatment algorithm for patients with HO caused by CP or other suprasellar tumors. Although the individual effects of the HO interventions were modest, beneficial individual effects may be achieved when the pathophysiologic background and correct clinical domain are considered. These two aspects can be combined in an individualized treatment algorithm with a stepwise approach for each clinical domain. Recently elucidated targets for HO intervention were also explored to improve future management of HO for patients with CP and other suprasellar tumors.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)193-235
Aantal pagina's43
TijdschriftEndocrine reviews
Volume40
Nummer van het tijdschrift1
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - 10 okt. 2018
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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