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Craniopharyngioma MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Craniopharyngioma
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.465.625.200
C04.557.580.625.200
Unique ID
D003397
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003397
Annotation
coord IM with PITUITARY NEOPLASMS (IM)
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Craniopharyngioma, Adamantinous
Craniopharyngioma, Adult
Craniopharyngioma, Child
Craniopharyngioma, Papillary
Neoplasm, Rathke Cleft
Neoplasm, Rathke's Cleft
Rathke Cleft Neoplasm
Rathke Pouch Tumor
Rathke's Cleft Neoplasm
Rathke's Pouch Tumor
NLM Classification #
WK 585
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1999/11/08
Craniopharyngioma Preferred
Craniopharyngioma, Papillary Narrower
Craniopharyngioma, Child Narrower
Craniopharyngioma, Adamantinous Narrower
Craniopharyngioma, Adult Narrower
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