Conditions and Treatments from the Neuroendocrinology Program


A craniopharyngioma is a tumor of the brain that commonly affects children. The tumor grows in the area of the pituitary gland and the optic nerves, and frequently grows up into the base of your child

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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

A brain tumor is always a very serious matter, and a thalamic or hypothalamic astrocytoma is no exception. A thalamic/hypothalamic astrocytoma is a low-grade, slow-growing glioma (brain tumor) that

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