Craniopharyngioma

Case Study Series: Craniopharyngioma

This case was a 6-year old boy who was found to have multiple hormonal abnormalities when he was brought in including deficiencies of growth hormone, thyroid hormone, and the hormone that controls water balance (vasopressin).

These imbalances are fairly common in patients with these tumors and the deficiencies can be corrected with the use of medication.

However, his imaging revealed a much more serious problem. A cystic tumor was found at the base of the brain with calcification that could be seen on the CT scan.

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