Craniopharyngiomas are usually slow growing, and symptoms arise from compression of surrounding structures or increased intracranial pressure. Presenting symptoms include visual loss (most commonly superior temporal quadrantanopsia), headache, hormonal imbalances leading to delayed puberty in children, amenorrhea, hypersomnia, diabetes insipidus, and/or decreased libido. These tumors are usually benign with a good prognosis, but often recur when resection is incomplete.
D44.3 – Neoplasm of uncertain behavior of pituitary gland
189179009 – Craniopharyngioma
Differential Diagnosis & Pitfalls