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Craniopharyngioma

A craniopharyngioma is a noncancerous tumor that grows at the base of the brain near the pituitary gland. Symptoms include headaches, nausea, vomiting and loss of balance. These growths occur most frequently in children and adolescents, with a common age of diagnosis being five to ten years old.

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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by craniopharyngioma. We specialize in minimally invasive treatments that identify and remove tumors with immense accuracy. Using laser technology, endoscopes and 3-D brain mapping, our surgeons isolate the craniopharyngioma and preserve adjacent healthy tissue near the brain stem and pituitary gland. This is especially important to children who suffer from craniopharyngioma, because the pituitary gland regulates growth and sexual maturation. Recovery times are shorter, because no incision is made.