Craniopharyngioma in Children

Craniopharyngioma is a brain tumour which is common in children. All children with craniopharyngiomas undergo surgery following which some children require radiation to prevent recurrence. Since the tumour is located in areas which are quite close to the pituitary and hypothalamus, many of these children suffer from deficiency of pituitary hormones. If these hormones are not appropriately replaced, these kids suffer various problems including short stature, tiredness and lack of pubertal development. Some of these kids also suffer from diabetes insipidus, a condition causing increased thirst and urination.

Our endocrinologists can help patients with craniopharyngiomas asses their pituitary function and give age appropriate treatment to improve their outcomes. Being experts in both paediatric and adult endocrinology, our team can help in care during transition period. For appointments call 0471-6662880

Author: Dr. Mathew John (Endocrinologist)
Last modified: September 24, 2019

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