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  • Most common in the parasellar region, an area at the base of the brain and near the optic nerves
  • Also grows in the regions of the optic nerves and the hypothalamus, near the pituitary gland
  • Tends to be low grade
  • Often accompanied by a cyst
  • Originates in cells left over from early fetal development
  • Occurs in children and men and women in their 50s and 60s


  • Headaches
  • Visual changes
  • Weight gain
  • Delayed development in children


Surgery is the most common treatment. Radiation therapy may be used.

Please speak with your health care provider for more information about your tumor type, biomarkers, and treatment options, including clinical trials.

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