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Brain Disorders | Brain Tumours | Hydrocephalus | Pituitary Brain Tumours | Trigeminal Neuralgia

Craniopharyngioma (grade II)

Craniopharyngiomas occur in the sellar region of the brain, near the pituitary gland. The pituitary gland is a small organ about the size of a pea, located at the base of the brain. This gland controls many of the body's functions, especially growth. In adults, these Tumours occur most often after the age of 50 years. Craniopharyngiomas can press on vital brain tissue and cause symptoms to appear. The Tumours can also block fluid in the brain and cause swelling. The prognosis is good for craniopharyngiomas that are completely removed in surgery.


Treatment of craniopharyngiomas may include the following:

    1. Surgery to remove the entire tumour.
    2. Surgery to remove as much of the tumour as possible, followed by radiation therapy.









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