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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



craniopharyngioma  listen  (KRAY-nee-oh-fuh-RIN-jee-OH-muh)

  A benign brain tumor that may be considered malignant because it can damage the hypothalamus, the area of the brain that controls body temperature, hunger, and thirst.