This tumor tends to occur in the suprasellar region and can compress the pituitary, resulting in deficiencies of pituitary hormones. This can present with GH deficiency, diabetes insipidus, or other pituitary disturbances.
This tumor arises from remnants of Rathke's pouch, which gives rise to the anterior pituitary.
This tumor is characterized by tooth enamel-like calcification around a cyst, which is most easily visualized on CT scan.
The cyst contains cholesterol crystals, which can be seen microscopically.
The cyst contains a yellow viscous fluid with cholesterol crystals within the fluid.
Craniopharyngioma, like many brain tumors, will commonly present as a headache.
This tumor can compress the optic chiasm and result in a visual field defect known as bitemporal hemianopsia.
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