Craniopharyngioma – a tumor that develops from the residues of the flat germinal epithelium in the Rathke’s pouch. It may be of considerable size and grow into the third ventricle of the brain; they also often contain cysts, calcified foci and other inclusions.
Large craniopharyngiomas can disrupt liquor circulation and lead to hydrocephalus. Endocrinological disorders are also characteristic, as a result of the tumor compressing healthy pituitary cells or breaking the hypothalamic-pituitary axis.

Treatment of craniopharyngioma

The therapeutic management in patients with craniopharyngioma in each case is selected individually and depends on the neurological, visual and other symptoms. Surgical removal of craniopharyngiomas is the most often method of choice.