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Hypothalamic Neoplasms Summary

Description: 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 manifestations include visual loss, developmental delay, macrocephaly, and precocious puberty. (From Devita et al., Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology, 5th ed, p2051)

Also Known As: Benign Hypothalamic Neoplasms; Hypothalamic Cancer; Hypothalamic Neoplasms, Benign; Hypothalamic Neoplasms, Malignant; Hypothalamic Teratomas Show All >>

Networked: 39 relevant articles (2 outcomes, 5 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Hypothalamic Neoplasms

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 2
  2. 3- (2- carboxypiperazin- 4- yl)propyl- 1- phosphonic acid (CPP) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  3. Growth Hormone (Somatotropin) : 1 study in 5 results : IBA
  4. Melatonin : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  5. Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone (Somatotropin Releasing Hormone) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  6. Electrolytes : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  7. orexins (orexin) : 4 results : IBA
  8. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor) : 3 results : IBA
  9. Prolactin : 2 results : IBA
  10. Glucocorticoids : 2 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Hypothalamic Neoplasms

  1. Precocious Puberty
  2. Hamartoma
  3. Teratoma (Teratoid Tumor)
  4. Brain Neoplasms (Brain Tumor)
  5. Necrosis
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Key Therapies for Hypothalamic Neoplasms

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 study in 5 results
  2. Adjuvant Chemotherapy : 1 study in 1 result
  3. Craniotomy : 1 study in 1 result
  4. Radiotherapy : 2 results
  5. Neuroendoscopes : 1 result
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