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arteriovenous malformations of the brain +   
astroblastoma +   
benign glioma +   
benign meningioma 
brain angioma +  
central nervous system chondroma 
central nervous system hemangioma +   
central nervous system leiomyoma 
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central nervous system primitive neuroectodermal neoplasm +  
choroid plexus papilloma +   
craniopharyngioma +   
A benign pituitary-region neoplasm that originates from Rathke's pouch. The two major histologic and clinical subtypes are adamantinous (or classical) craniopharyngioma and papillary craniopharyngioma. The adamantinous form presents in children and adolescents as an expanding cystic lesion in the pituitary region. The cystic cavity is filled with a black viscous substance and histologically the tumor is composed of adamantinomatous epithelium and areas of calcification and necrosis. Papillary craniopharyngiomas occur in adults, and histologically feature a squamous epithelium with papillations. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1998, Ch14, p50)
dysembryoplastic neuroepithelial tumor  
gangliocytoma 
melanotic neuroectodermal tumor 
neurilemmoma of the fifth cranial nerve 
neuroendocrine tumor +   
perineural angioma 
peripheral nervous system benign neoplasm +  
schwannoma of twelfth cranial nerve 
skin meningioma 

Synonyms
Exact Synonyms: Adult Craniopharyngiomas ;   Child Craniopharyngioma ;   Child Craniopharyngiomas ;   Craniopharyngiomas ;   Rathke Cleft Neoplasm ;   Rathke Pouch Tumor ;   Rathke's Cleft Neoplasm ;   Rathke's Pouch Tumor ;   Rathkes Cleft Neoplasm ;   Rathkes pouch tumor ;   adult craniopharyngioma ;   neoplasm of Rathke's pouch
Narrow Synonyms: Adamantinous Craniopharyngioma ;   Adamantinous Craniopharyngiomas ;   Papillary Craniopharyngioma ;   Papillary Craniopharyngiomas
Primary IDs: MESH:D003397
Alternate IDs: RDO:0005290
Xrefs: GARD:10486 ;   NCI:C2964
Definition Sources: MESH:D003397

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