Items Tagged ‘Craniopharyngioma’
New Medicines Possible for Craniopharyngioma--and It's a Good Thing
Lots of kids don't like taking medicine. The general feeling seems to be "yuck, yuck, yuck." But it could make a huge difference for kids with a tumor called Adamantinomatious Craniopharyngioma, or ACP.Posted on Nov 3, 2015 by Department Author In Blog, Brain Tumor Blog, Craniopharyngioma, Pediatric Neurosurgery Blog
NEUROSURGERY Team Dr. Jeffrey N. Bruce, Co-directorDr. Bruce is a leading authority on complex tumors of the brain and skull base. He leads a multidisciplinary effort as Co-Director of the Columbia Neurosurgery Brain Tumor Center and Director of Skull Base Surgery specializing in the surgical...
Within the brain there are several ventricles, or cavities, that are filled with a clear liquid called cerebrospinal fluid. The cerebrospinal fluid, which also surrounds the brain and spinal cord, helps support and cushion the brain. Tumors in the ventricles are known as intraventricular tumors, and...
Craniopharyngiomas are relatively rare tumors that arise in or near the pituitary gland. Craniopharyngiomas make up 2.4 to 4 percent of all brain tumors, and are observed more frequently in children than in adults. While craniopharyngiomas are benign tumors, they may grow quickly and tend to recur...