Disease Information

    Brain Tumor: Craniopharyngioma

    What is a craniopharyngioma?

    Craniopharyngioma is a tumor found on or near the brain.

    These tumors are usually part solid and part fluid-filled. They may grow and press against parts of the brain; optic nerves; and fluid-filled spaces around the brain, including the hypothalamus and pituitary gland.


    How common is craniopharyngioma?


    What are the symptoms of craniopharyngioma?

    The symptoms of craniopharyngioma vary widely according to location:

    Other symptoms of craniopharyngioma include:


    How is craniopharyngioma treated?

    Craniopharyngioma treatment includes several options:


    What are the survival rates for craniopharyngioma?

    In the United States, the craniopharyngioma survival rate is 80% when measured 10 years after treatment. Long-term complications, such as the need for hormone replacement and problems related to brain damage, may occur.


    Why choose St. Jude for your child’s craniopharyngioma treatment?

     

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