Join our community on Facebook
Our closed Facebook group for parents is a great place to connect with other parents affected by a brain tumour and share your experiences.Join today
Craniopharyngioma is a low grade (benign) brain tumour which affects people of all ages but predominantly children and young adults.
Craniopharyngiomas are low grade (benign) tumours, most often diagnosed between the ages of 5-15 but could also present at 45-60. These tumours are found at the base of the brain close to the pituitary gland.
Due to their position at the lower part of the brain and close to the pituitary gland, these tumours are associated with specific symptoms such as problems with vision and growth.
Other symptoms that may present due to a craniopharyngioma are hydrocephalus, diabetes and personality changes.
If you need someone to talk to or advice on where to get help, our Support and Information team is available by phone, email or live-chat.
If you have further questions, need to clarify any of the information on this page, or want to find out more about research and clinical trials, please contact our team:
0808 800 0004 (free from landlines and mobiles)
Phone lines open Mon-Fri, 09:00-17:00
You can also join our active online community on Facebook - find out more about our groups.