What are the symptoms of Childhood Craniopharyngiomas?

By  ,  National Institute of Health
Feb 15, 2011

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Possible signs of childhood craniopharyngioma include vision changes and slow growth.
These and other symptoms may be caused by craniopharyngiomas. Other conditions may cause the same symptoms. A doctor should be consulted if any of the following problems occur:

  • Headaches including morning headache or headache that goes away after vomiting
  • Vision changes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of balance or trouble walking
  • Increase in thirst or urination
  • Increase in head size (in infants)
  • Unusual sleepiness or change in energy level
  • Unusual changes in personality or behavior
  • Short stature, slow growth, or delayed puberty


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