Adamantinous Craniopharyngioma

Adamantinous Craniopharyngiomas

Adult Craniopharyngioma

Adult Craniopharyngiomas

Child Craniopharyngioma

Child Craniopharyngiomas

Craniopharyngioma, Adamantinous

Craniopharyngioma, Adult

Craniopharyngioma, Child

Craniopharyngioma, Papillary


Craniopharyngiomas, Adamantinous

Craniopharyngiomas, Adult

Craniopharyngiomas, Child

Craniopharyngiomas, Papillary

Neoplasm, Rathke Cleft

Neoplasm, Rathke's Cleft

Neoplasm, Rathkes Cleft

Papillary Craniopharyngioma

Papillary Craniopharyngiomas

Rathke Cleft Neoplasm

Rathke Pouch Tumor

Rathke's Cleft Neoplasm

Rathke's Pouch Tumor

Rathkes Cleft Neoplasm

Rathkes Pouch Tumor

Tumor, Rathke Pouch

Tumor, Rathke's Pouch

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)