Neuroendocrinology Program | Conditions and Treatments


Craniopharyngioma is a childhood brain tumor. Craniopharyngioma develops in the area of the brain called the pituitary gland and can extend to other areas of the brain. This can cause hormone...

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Growth Hormone Deficiency

One of the things I tell my patients is that your short stature isn't a disease. It can be a sign of a disease but, in itself, it's not a disease. Laurie Cohen, MD, director, Neuroendocrinology...

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Over the past two decades or so, we've learned a lot about how the pituitary gland develops. Today, that ever-evolving knowledge helps us better serve our patients and their families. Laurie Cohen, MD...

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Whether there’s a family history of neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) or the diagnosis comes straight out of the blue, no parents are ever ready to learn that their child has a chronic and unpredictable...

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Optic Pathway Glioma

An optic pathway glioma (also called an optic nerve glioma) is a slow-growing brain tumor that arises in or around the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain. As the tumor progresses, it...

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Thalamic Astrocytoma and Hypothalamic Astrocytoma

What are thalamic and hypothalamic astrocytomas? Thalamic and hypothalamic astrocytomas are a type of glioma, which is a type of brain tumor that arises in the brain’s glial or supportive tissues....

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