Asked by: Maurina Brandanasked in category: General Last Updated: 7th January, 2020
What is the difference between pituitary adenoma and craniopharyngioma?
Regarding this, is Craniopharyngioma a pituitary tumor?
A craniopharyngioma is not a pituitary tumor per se, but rather a tumor that develops near the pituitary gland and above it, at the base of the brain near the optic nerves that connect the eyes to the brain.
Subsequently, question is, do pituitary adenomas go away? Complete removal of a tumor is the desired goal. However, a minority of patients with pituitary tumor will have a recurrence of the tumor. Approximately 16% of patients with a non functioning tumor will have a tumor recurrence within 10 years and 10% require additional treatment (surgery, pituitary radiation).
Besides, what type of tumor is a Craniopharyngioma?
Craniopharyngioma is a rare type of brain tumor that mostly affects children between the ages of 5 and 14. Adults sometimes get them, too. They grow near the pituitary gland at the base of the brain. Craniopharyngiomas are made up of solid parts and fluid-filled pockets called cysts.
What is a Craniopharyngioma?
A craniopharyngioma is a rare type of brain tumor derived from pituitary gland embryonic tissue that occurs most commonly in children, but also affects adults. People may present with bitemporal inferior quadrantanopia leading to bitemporal hemianopsia, as the tumor may compress the optic chiasm.