A craniopharyngioma refers to the formation of a lump near or above the pituitary gland and at the base of the brain near the optic nerves that connect the eyes to the brain. In that way, it can lead to a variety of hormone and neurologic problems. To treat them, people with craniopharyngioma require surgical and medical expertise.
Additionally, it is more likely to develop in children. If it is caused due to hormonal problems, then its treatment requires expert management by doctors of a different speciality of medicine.
Prevalence of Craniopharyngioma
Globally, the craniopharyngiomas cases were reported about 2-5% of all primary brain tumours, and 5-10% of all childhood brain tumours. This tumour is mainly developed in two age groups; one is a group of age up to 14 and other over age 45. Overall, the Craniopharyngioma recurrence rate is very high, almost 50% of cases reported with this cancer. It also has high survival rates (83% to 96% five-year survival and 65% to 100% 10-year survival) in the general world's population.