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About Craniopharyngiomas

Craniopharyngiomas are benign tumors that occur at the base of the brain, above the pituitary gland. The term comes from:

  • Cranio, meaning head
  • Pharyng, meaning throat
  • Oma, meaning condition

Craniopharyngiomas nearly always involve the pituitary stalk, the connection between the pituitary gland and the brain.

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The UCLA Pituitary Tumor Program offers comprehensive management of carniopharyngiomas