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Dr. Kennedy Craniopharyngioma is a type of benign brain tumor that develops from embryonic tissue that forms part of the pituitary gland. While technically benign, its location makes it dangersous none-the-less. Pressure on the pituitary by the tumor reduces the availability of the hormone vasopressin and raises the pressure within the cranium. A craniopharyngioma usually includes hard, calcified components within the tumor itself, and disrupts normal skull development in its vicinity. Treatment is usually surgical.



The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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