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Why craniopharyngioma in childhood?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: ?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.

In brief: ?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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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