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To Learn More About Childhood Brain Tumors

    For more information about childhood brain tumors, see the following

    • What You Need to Know About™ Brain Tumors
    • Pediatric Brain Tumor Consortium (PBTC)

    For more childhood cancer information and other general cancer resources, see the following:

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    Background Information About Childhood Craniopharyngioma

    Incidence and Presentation Craniopharyngiomas are relatively rare pediatric tumors, accounting for about 6% of all intracranial tumors in children.[1,2,3] They are believed to be congenital in origin, arising from ectodermal remnants, Rathke cleft, or other embryonal epithelium in the sellar and/or parasellar area. No predisposing factors have been identified. Because craniopharyngiomas occur in the region of the pituitary gland, endocrine function and growth may be affected. Additionally,...

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    • What You Need to Know About™ Cancer
    • Childhood Cancers
    • CureSearch for Children's Cancer
    • Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer
    • Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
    • Young People with Cancer: A Handbook for Parents
    • Care for Children and Adolescents with Cancer
    • Understanding Cancer Series: Cancer
    • Cancer Staging
    • Coping with Cancer: Supportive and Palliative Care
    • Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cancer
    • Cancer Library
    • Information for Survivors/Caregivers/Advocates

      This information is produced and provided by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The information in this topic may have changed since it was written. For the most current information, contact the National Cancer Institute via the Internet web site at http:// cancer .gov or call 1-800-4-CANCER.

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      Last Updated: February 25, 2014
      This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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