Craniopharyngioma

Craniopharyngioma is a type of brain tumor derived from pituitary gland embryonic tissue, that occurs most commonly in children but also in men and women in their 50s and 60s. Patients may present with bitemporal inferior quadrantanopia leading to bitemporal hemianopia, as the tumor may compress the optic chiasm. It has a point prevalence of appro...
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craniopharyngioma

<oncology, tumour> A form of primary brain tumour which develops in the pituitary gland. ... These tumours often secrete increased quantities of pituitary hormones (for example growth hormone) which can result in conditions such as gigantism and acromegaly. They are often benign and rare and comprise less than 5% of childhood brain tumours. ├...
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craniopharyngioma

(kra″ne-o-fә-rin″je-o┬┤mә) a tumor arising from cell rests derived from the Rathke pouch or some other part of the pituitary gland; these often destroy the gland and cause deficits of the pituitary hormones.
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craniopharyngioma

A benign brain tumor that may be considered malignant because it can damage the hypothalamus, the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.
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craniopharyngioma

benign brain tumour arising from the pituitary gland. Although most common in children, it can occur at any age. As it grows, the tumour may compress ... [1 related articles]
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Craniopharyngioma

Craniopharyngioma: A type of benign brain tumor that emerges develops from embryonic tissue that forms part of the pituitary gland. Pressure on the pituitary by the tumor reduces the availability of the hormone vasopressin, raising the pressure within the cranium. A craniopharyngioma usually includes hard, calcified components within the tumor itse...
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craniopharyngioma

Tumor arising from the embryonic duct between the brain and pharynx.
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craniopharyngioma

Type: Term Pronunciation: krā′nē-ō-fă-rin′jē-ō′mă Definitions: 1. A suprasellar neoplasm that may be cystic; develops from the nests of epithelium derived from Rathke pouch; the histologic pattern, similar to that observed in adamantinomas, consists of nesting of squamous epithelium bordered by r...
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