Craniopharyngioma brain tumour, MRI scan

Craniopharyngioma brain tumour, MRI scan

M132/0899 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 31.3MB

Downloadable file size: 3.0MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: SOVEREIGN, ISM/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Craniopharyngioma brain tumour (orange, round) in a child's head, coloured magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. This is a side view, with the front of the head at left. This is a slow-growing tumour, which in the childhood form develops from the remnants of the Rathke pouch, an embryonic structure of the lower brain. The tumour can grow large before being diagnosed, causing headache, growth failure, delayed puberty and hormonal imbalances. Surgical removal of the tumour can effect a cure, especially when combined with subsequent radiotherapy, but the delicate nature of the surrounding tissues makes it hazardous. Risks include blindness, diabetes and social problems due to hypothalamic damage.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: brain, cancer, child, childhood, coloured, craniopharyngioma, false-coloured, growth, head, human body, magnetic resonance imaging, malignancy, malignant, medical, medicine, mri scan, neuroimaging, oncology, sagittal, scanner, section, side view, slice, tumour

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.