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 131 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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Cystic craniopharyngioma of lateral ventricle with small stalk in suprasellar cistern: a rare case.
 

Author(s): Sudhansu Sekhar Mishra, Sanjay K Behera, Satya Bhusan Senapati, Souvagya Panigrahi

Journal: Neurol India. ;61(4):434-6.

 

Last Updated: 5 Sep 2013

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The terms "Craniopharyngioma" returned 11 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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[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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Recurrent chemical meningitis in craniopharyngioma without reduction in size of cyst: case report of two cases and review of the literature.
 

Author(s): Dinesh Rajput, Arun Srivastva, Raj Kumar, Ashok Mahapatra

Journal: Turk Neurosurg. 2012 ;22(2):233-6.

 

Chemical meningitis is a rare phenomenon due to rupture of a craniopharyngioma cyst; it develops because of presence of cholesterol crystals in cyst fluid secreted by the squamous epithelium lining of the cyst. Spontaneous rupture of the cyst may present with or without meningitis, ...

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2012

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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: 21 Apr 2014

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Peginterferon Alfa-2b in Treating Younger Patients With Craniopharyngioma That is Recurrent or Cannot Be Removed By Surgery
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Childhood Craniopharyngioma

 

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2013

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