Surgery and Radiation Therapy for Craniopharyngioma

Ori Shokek, M.D. and Moody D. Wharam, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.R

 

Craniopharyngioma is a brain tumor that occurs in children. It is seen in the suprasellar region of the brain, a centrally located area adjacent to of critical structures including the  nerves that conduct visual signal from the eyes to the brain, the ventricular system which 
governs the flow and pressure of the fluid that surrounds the brain, and the pituitary gland and hypothalamus which produce important regulatory hormones.


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