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Brain Tumors

What are parasellar tumors?

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  • AJoshua B. Bederson, MD, Neurosurgery, answered on behalf of The Mount Sinai Health System
    Parasellar tumors are tumors that appear in the area of the brain called the sellar/parasellar region. Parasellar tumors include craniopharyngiomas, germ cell tumors, and epidermoid cysts, which are tumors that arise from developmental cells; meningiomas, tumors of the protective covering of the brain; gliomas, tumors that arise from the supporting cells in the brain; and metastatic tumors that originate in another part of the body and spread to the brain.
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