Children's Hospital Boston: Craniopharyngioma
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A craniopharyngioma is a tumor of the brain that commonly affects children. It grows in the area of the pituitary gland and the nerves that relay vision from the eyes to the brain (optic nerves), and frequently grows up into the base of the brain. The tumors arise from cells that in the developing embryo had helped to form the normal pituitary gland. For reasons that are not understood, these cells begin to grow on their own, producing masses that often contain both solid tissue and fluid. In... More
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Date Added to MERLOT: January 18, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 18, 2011
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Keywords: brain tumor, pituitary gland, tumors in children, hydrocephalus, craniopharyngioma

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