Craniopharyngioma in children - Doctor answers

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Why craniopharyngioma in childhood?

Why craniopharyngioma in childhood?

? why not in adult?: From the? I assume you wonder why it shows up in kids. Early rapid infant growth slows to a 5lb & 2-3 in /yr rate in the late toddler years. Over time this slow growing tumor slows the output of growth factors & other agents leading to symptoms like short stature, easy dehydration, vision changes, etc. Leading to dx. Puberty would not progress as expected in with this tumor in place. ...Read more

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Craniopharyngioma (Definition)

A craniopharyngioma is embryonic remnant tissue that can form a tumor in/around the pituitary. Although not malignant, it is a mass and can cause headaches, visual defects, and disrupt pituitary hormones, either by stimulating them, or decreasing them, and thus there are many different hormone disorders incld diabetes insipidus. Dx is by MRI or ct. It is ...Read more


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How can craniopharyngioma be cured?

How can craniopharyngioma be cured?

Craniopharyngioma: Surgery is the most common form of treatment for this tumor, in some cases radiation therapy might also be recommended. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: craniopharyngioma?

What is the definition or description of: craniopharyngioma?

Pitutary dysfunction: A craniopharyngioma is embryonic remnant tissue that can form a tumor in/around the pituitary. Although not malignant, it is a mass and can cause headaches, visual defects, and disrupt pituitary hormones, either by stimulating them, or decreasing them, and thus there are many different hormone disorders incld diabetes insipidus. Dx is by MRI or ct. It is usually successfully removed surgically. ...Read more

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Can females with craniopharyngioma give birth and survive?

Can females with craniopharyngioma give birth and survive?

Yes,: Although with some difficulty, as both the disease and the treatment destroy the pituitary, stopping the menstrual cycle. Ivf and very careful endocrine management during pregnancy are probably necessary for successful outcome. ...Read more

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I want to know who the best surgeon for a craniopharyngioma is and where he is located?

I want to know who the best surgeon for a craniopharyngioma is and where he is located?

Many good ones!: There is not a single best surgeon for this type of brain tumor. You want a neurosurgeon who has experience with this type of tumor. Most university-affiliated cancer centers have neurosurgeons with this experience. Brain cancer support groups are a good place to ask patients about their surgeons. Here is a link for more info: http://tinyurl. Com/l6s4hwe. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are all pituitary tumors considered to be neuroendocrine in nature, and are craniopharyngiomas?

Are all pituitary tumors considered to be neuroendocrine in nature, and are craniopharyngiomas?

I would say not: Hi. No, I would say pituitary tumors aren't neuroendocrine (NE) tumors (nor are craniopharyngeomas). Generally the term "neuroendocrine" refers to nerve cells that secrete hormones. Examples would be hypothalamic neurons regulating the anterior pituitary, cells of the posterior pituitary, the adrenal medulla. A classic NE tumor is a carcinoid tumor; there are many examples, but not pit. Adenomas. ...Read more

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Can unexplained enlarged head be caused by craniopharyngioma?

Can unexplained enlarged head be caused by craniopharyngioma?

Indirectly: Craniopharyngiomas develop from residual cells of rathke's pouch and tend to arise from the superior margin of the pituitary gland. They may result in hydrocephalus, which may result in an enlarged head in a young child. ...Read more

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If vision was completely lost due to a craniopharyngioma, was the optic chiasm damaged or another part of the optic nerve?

If vision was completely lost due to a craniopharyngioma, was the optic chiasm damaged or another part of the optic nerve?

Report visual fields: If the chiasm was affected then, you'd have lost visual fields in BOTH eyes. If you had visual field loss only in one eye then, it is more likely that the problem is in front of or beyond the chiasm which could be then, an optic nerve or one set of optic radiations. ...Read more

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Why is pituitary adenoma infratentorial in adult tumors but craniopharyngioma is supratentorial in childhood?

Why is pituitary adenoma infratentorial in adult tumors but craniopharyngioma is supratentorial in childhood?

Sella Turcica: The tentorium cerebelli separates the cerebellum from the cerebrum. Supratentorial means ABOVE the tentorium and Infratentorial means BELOW. The pituitary gland sits in a special area called the hypophyseal fossa or sella turcia which is technically neither. Craniopharyngioma and pituitary adenoma grow SUPRATENTORIALLY in almost all cases, but rarely invade the clivus into the posterior fossa. ...Read more

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Is a symptom of adult craniopharyngioma severe hand tremor?

Not usually: Hand tremor is a very common symptom and is associated with a wide variety of diseases and disorders. Adult craniopharyngioma is very very rare. Are you yourself experiencing this symptom? ...Read more

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My son is a craniopharyngioma patient, total resection 6/11 (now panhypopituitarism). Oncologist earlier this week, ldh is 1001. What does this mean?

My son is a craniopharyngioma patient, total resection 6/11 (now panhypopituitarism). Oncologist earlier this week, ldh is 1001. What does this mean?

Not good news.: Used in risk stratification system,
four pretreatment laboratory findings were independent risk factors for tls (tumor lysis syndrome) serum ldh above laboratory normal values, serum creatinine ≥1.4 mg/dl (124 micromol/l), pretreatment serum uric acid >7.5 mg/dl (446 micromol/l), and white blood cell (WBC) count ≥25, 000/microl. ...Read more

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Greetings in peace! My husband is suffering from nausea and vomiting whenever he smells with garlic.? He is post op craniotomy due to craniopharyngiom

Greetings in peace! My husband is suffering from nausea and vomiting whenever he smells with garlic.? He is post op craniotomy due to craniopharyngiom

Food intolerance: His body is probably intolerant to the smell of garlic and feel nauseaous and the best cure is avoiding exposure to it. People who couldn't tolerrate coffee smell, onion smell, chocolate smell are there. It is not very abnormal. These are individual body mechanisms of adapting to environmental susbtances. ...Read more

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I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more

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Why children feel giddy?

Why children feel giddy?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Why can't I have children?

Why can't I have children?

Consultation time: Time to consult with your ob/gyn or get a referral to a fertility center. Both you & your partner need to be evaluated. There are many possible issues & many available solutions. ...Read more

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Is 40 to old to have children?

Is 40 to old to have children?

Maybe, maybe not: Many women are quite successful in their pregnancies at 40.There is some reduced fertility & increased risk of complications, but if your basic health is good & you understand the increased risk of down syndrome, I don't see any reason to say it's too late. ...Read more

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