At APCC, we understand the challenges posed by craniopharyngiomas, complex tumors that occur in the pituitary region near the base of the brain under the nerves to the eyes. Our experienced neurosurgical team is dedicated to providing treatment for craniopharyngiomas, ensuring the best possible tumor removal while preserving the quality of life for our patients.

Understanding Craniopharyngiomas

Craniopharyngiomas are congenital in origin and typically occur either in children or in patients above 50 years of age. They are rare tumors that can cause impaired vision, hormonal balance and growth stunting in children. At times, when they grow very big they can raise the pressure inside the head and block the normal drainage of water (cerebrospinal fluid) out of the head resulting in collection of water in the head (hydrocephalus). The latter can pose a risk to life. Our multidisciplinary team is equipped to handle the intricacies of craniopharyngioma diagnosis and treatment.

Comprehensive Care Approach

Our approach to craniopharyngioma treatment focuses around personalized care and collaboration with endocrinology, radiology, pathology and radiation oncology. We work tirelessly to provide each patient with a tailored treatment plan that addresses their unique medical needs related to the size and shape of the tumor.

Our Approach

  • Accurate Diagnosis: Our neurosurgical experts collaborate closely with advanced imaging specialists to accurately diagnose and characterize craniopharyngiomas. This ensures precise treatment planning and optimal outcomes.
  • Multidisciplinary Team: We bring together a team of neurosurgeons, endocrinologists, ophthalmologists, radiologists, and other specialists to comprehensively address the various aspects of craniopharyngioma care.
  • Surgical Expertise: Our neurosurgeons are skilled in performing intricate procedures to remove craniopharyngiomas while preserving surrounding structures. We prioritize patient safety, minimal invasiveness, and optimal outcomes.
  • Hormonal and Vision Management: Craniopharyngiomas can impact hormonal balance and vision. Our endocrinologists and ophthalmologists work closely to monitor and manage these aspects, ensuring the best possible quality of life for our patients.
  • Radiation Therapy:In cases where surgery is not the primary option, we offer advanced radiation therapies to target and shrink the tumor while minimizing damage to healthy tissue.

Patient-Centered Care: We understand the physical and emotional challenges that come with a craniopharyngioma diagnosis. Our patient-centered approach emphasizes clear communication, compassionate support, and shared decision-making.

Treatment Options

  • Surgical Resection: Surgical removal is often recommended for craniopharyngiomas. Our team assesses each case individually and tailors surgical plans to achieve the best possible outcome.
  • Postoperative Intensive Unit care:Postoperative Intensive Unit care: Following these major surgeries, patients can suffer from disruption of water and sodium balance requiring close monitoring and prompt intervention with medicines and fluids when necessary. Our ICU team is experienced in the management of such disorders and interact closely with us when dealing with such patients.
  • Hormone Replacement: Craniopharyngiomas can disrupt hormone production. Our endocrinologists specialize in hormone replacement therapy to restore hormonal balance and overall well-being.
  • Vision Restoration: Visual disturbances are common with these tumors. Following surgery many patients report good improvement in vision that is followed up regularly by uur ophthalmologists.
  • Recovery and Rehabilitation: Post-treatment recovery is a crucial phase of your journey. Our rehabilitation specialists collaborate with you to optimize recovery, restore function, and support your return to normal activities. Young patients tend to become obese, therefore we institute a balanced exercise and diet strategy to reduce this phenomenon.

Please contact our team to address your questions, alleviate concerns, and guide you towards the best treatment path for your specific needs.

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