Craniopharyngiomas comprise approximately 2.5-4% of all intracranial tumors. Although half of these occur in adults, they account for a greater percentage of childhood tumors (5-13%) and are responsible for 54% of sellar region pathology in children. There appears to be a bimodal age distribution, with peaks occurring at ages 5-10 and 55-65 years. There are important differences in clinical presentation, pathology and outcome between children and adults. They remain, whatever the age group, a continuing challenge for the neurosurgeon, endocrinologist and radiotherapist.
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