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Disease Craniopharyngioma

Name Craniopharyngioma
Synonyms Adamantinous Craniopharyngioma | Adamantinous Craniopharyngiomas | Adult Craniopharyngioma | Adult Craniopharyngiomas | Child Craniopharyngioma | Child Craniopharyngiomas | Craniopharyngioma, Adamantinous | Craniopharyngioma, Adult | Craniopharyngioma, Child | Craniopharyngioma, Papillary | Craniopharyngiomas | Craniopharyngiomas, Adamantinous | Craniopharyngiomas, Adult | Craniopharyngiomas, Child | Craniopharyngiomas, Papillary | Neoplasm, Rathke Cleft | Neoplasm, Rathke's Cleft | Neoplasm, Rathkes Cleft | Papillary Craniopharyngioma | Papillary Craniopharyngiomas | Rathke Cleft Neoplasm | Rathke Pouch Tumor | Rathke's Cleft Neoplasm | Rathkes Cleft Neoplasm | Rathke's Pouch Tumor | Rathkes Pouch Tumor | Tumor, Rathke Pouch | Tumor, Rathke's Pouch
Definition A benign pituitary-region neoplasm that originates from Rathke's pouch. The two major histologic and clinical subtypes are adamantinous (or classical) craniopharyngioma and papillary craniopharyngioma. The adamantinous form presents in children and adolescents as an expanding cystic lesion in the pituitary region. The cystic cavity is filled with a black viscous substance and histologically the tumor is composed of adamantinomatous epithelium and areas of calcification and necrosis. Papillary craniopharyngiomas occur in adults, and histologically feature a squamous epithelium with papillations. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch14, p50)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D003397
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