Items Tagged ‘Craniopharyngioma’
NEUROSURGERY Team Doctors:Dr. Jeffry N. BruceDr. 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...