Craniopharyngioma

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Craniopharyngioma

A craniopharyngioma is a slow-growing benign tumor that develops near the pituitary gland (a small endocrine gland at the base of the brain) and the hypothalamus (a small cone-shaped organ connected to the pituitary gland by nerves).  This tumor most commonly affects children between 5 and 10 years of age; however, adults can sometimes be affected.  Craniopharyngiomas are thought to arise from remnants of the craniopharyngeal duct and/or Rathke cleft or from metaplasia (abnormal transformation of cells) of squamous epithelial cell remnants of the stomadeum. Craniopharyngioma is treated with surgery alone or by surgery followed by radiation.

 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Craniopharyngioma" returned 133 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Extracranial infrasellar craniopharyngioma.
 

Author(s): Hari Nivas Periyakottai Senthilvel, Shyam Sundar Krishnan, Madabhushi Chakravarthy Vasudevan

Journal: Neurol India. ;62(1):100-3.

 

Last Updated: 10 Mar 2014

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Images in clinical medicine. Adamantinomatous craniopharyngioma containing teeth.
 

Author(s): Narlin Bennet Beaty, Edward Ahn

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2014 Feb;370(9):860.

 

Last Updated: 27 Feb 2014

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A rare case of chordoma and craniopharyngioma treated by an endoscopic endonasal, transtubercular transclival approach.
 

Author(s): Maurizio Iacoangeli, Alessandro Dı Rienzo, Roberto Colasanti, Marina Scarpelli, Maurizio Gladi, Lorenzo Alvaro, Niccolò Nocchi, Massimo Scerrati

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2014 ;24(1):86-9.

 

Co-occurrence of different brain tumors is rarely observed, being more frequent in patients affected by genetic syndromes like phacomatoses. Different histological types of intracranial lesions may present at different times in the clinical history of the patient or, more rarely, ...

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2014

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The terms "Craniopharyngioma" returned 12 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Prevalence of neurobehavioral, social, and emotional dysfunction in patients treated for childhood craniopharyngioma: a systematic literature review.
 

Author(s): Gabriel Zada, Natalie Kintz, Mario Pulido, Lilyana Amezcua

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Craniopharyngiomas (CP) are locally invasive and frequently recurring neoplasms often resulting in neurological and endocrinological dysfunction in children. In addition, social-behavioral impairment is commonly reported following treatment for childhood CP, yet remains to be fully ...

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2013

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Suprasellar hemangioblastoma mimicking a craniopharyngioma: result of extended endoscopic transsphenoidal approach--case report.
 

Author(s): Tao Xie, Xiaobiao Zhang, Fan Hu, Xuejian Wang, Jian Wang, Yong Yu, Lingli Chen

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 2013 ;53(10):735-9.

 

Hemangioblastoma in the suprasellar region is rare. We present a case of a suprasellar hemangioblastoma that underwent surgical resection using an extended endoscopic transsphenoidal approach. A 64-year-old female patient presented with headache and decreased visual acuity for the ...

Last Updated: 28 Oct 2013

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[Biology of the craniopharyngioma].
 

Author(s): M A Kutin, D L Rotin, L V Shishkina, B A Kadashev

Journal: Zh Vopr Neirokhir Im N N Burdenko. 2013 ;77(1):53-60; discussion 61.

 

In the recent years a considerable number of different studies devoted to craniopharyngioma morphology were performed. There are more than 35 factors known up to date that could be related to the craniopharyngioma growth (Ki-67, p53, beta-catenin, p63, Retinoid acid receptors, Galectin-3, ...

Last Updated: 10 May 2013

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Prospective Study of Children and Adolescents With Craniopharyngioma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Craniopharyngioma; Obesity

 

Last Updated: 8 Aug 2011

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Last Updated: 17 Oct 2014

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Last Updated: 29 Sep 2014

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