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Neoplasm, Hypothalamic-Pituitary

Neoplasm, Hypothalamic-Pituitary Definition & Meaning
Neoplasm, Hypothalamic-Pituitary Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Medical Term Neoplasm, Hypothalamic-Pituitary?

Benign and malignant tumors of the HYPOTHALAMUS. Pilocytic astrocytomas and hamartomas are relatively frequent histologic types. Neoplasms of the hypothalamus frequently originate from adjacent structures, including the OPTIC CHIASM, optic nerve (see OPTIC NERVE NEOPLASMS), and pituitary gland (see PITUITARY NEOPLASMS). Relatively frequent clinical manifestions include visual loss, developmental delay, macrocephaly, and precocious puberty. (From Devita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, p2051)

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