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If you, a family member or friend have been diagnosed with a craniopharyngioma, our team of experts is here to provide help and guidance. At the Pacific Brain Tumor Center and Pituitary Disorders Center, we provide comprehensive care for patients with craniopharyngiomas, as well as patient education and psychosocial support.

Craniopharyngiomas are benign brain tumors that arise near the pituitary gland and may cause loss of pituitary hormonal function, visual loss and headaches.

The best initial treatment is maximal surgical removal. Fortunately for most patients, craniopharyngiomas can be removed through a keyhole route via the nose using an endoscopic endonasal approach or an eyebrow craniotomy.

At the Pacific Brain Tumor Center, our highly skilled neurosurgeons have one of the world’s largest experiences in keyhole approaches for craniopharyngiomas. Our radiation oncologists also have extensive experience in the radiosurgical treatment of residual or recurrent craniopharyngiomas.  Together our team can design the optimal treatment plan for each patient.

To learn more about craniopharyngioma treatment options, make an appointment by calling 310-582-7640. You can also complete this brief form that is emailed to our team members and someone will contact you within 24 hours.