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 DeCS Categories

C04 Neoplasms .
C04.557 Neoplasms by Histologic Type .
C04.557.465 Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal .
C04.557.465.625 Neuroectodermal Tumors .
C04.557.465.625.200 Craniopharyngioma .
C04.557.580 Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue .
C04.557.580.625 Neuroectodermal Tumors .
C04.557.580.625.200 Craniopharyngioma .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Craniopharyngioma .
Craniopharyngioma, Adult .
Craniopharyngioma, Child .
Neoplasm, Rathke Cleft .
Neoplasm, Rathke's Cleft .
Rathke Cleft Neoplasm .
Rathke's Cleft Neoplasm .
Rathke's Pouch Tumor .
Adamantinous Craniopharyngioma .
Adamantinous Craniopharyngiomas .
Adult Craniopharyngioma .
Adult Craniopharyngiomas .
Child Craniopharyngioma .
Child Craniopharyngiomas .
Craniopharyngiomas .
Craniopharyngiomas, Adamantinous .
Craniopharyngiomas, Adult .
Craniopharyngiomas, Child .
Craniopharyngiomas, Papillary .
Neoplasm, Rathkes Cleft .
Papillary Craniopharyngioma .
Papillary Craniopharyngiomas .
Rathkes Cleft Neoplasm .
Rathkes Pouch Tumor .
Tumor, Rathke Pouch .
Tumor, Rathke's Pouch .
Craniopharyngioma, Adamantinous .
Craniopharyngioma, Papillary .
Rathke Pouch Tumor .
A benign pituitary-region neoplasm that originates from Rathke's pouch. The two major histologic and clinical subtypes are adamantinous (or classical) craniopharyngioma and papillary craniopharyngioma. The adamantinous form presents in children and adolescents as an expanding cystic lesion in the pituitary region. The cystic cavity is filled with a black viscous substance and histologically the tumor is composed of adamantinomatous epithelium and areas of calcification and necrosis. Papillary craniopharyngiomas occur in adults, and histologically feature a squamous epithelium with papillations. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch14, p50) .