Hypothalamic Hamartoma Surgery

Hypothalamic Hamartoma Surgery

You might experience a wide range of symptoms due to hypothalamic hamartoma, a benign malformation in your brain. Since the disorder impacts the area of your brain that regulates basic functions including hunger, hormonal development and even your body temperature, your symptoms can be both chronic and widespread.

Your doctor may recommend surgically removing the area of the brain that is affected and may use gamma knife radiosurgery or laser ablation. The symptoms that you have combined with testing results will help your surgical team decide the best approach.


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The Chiari Institute is dedicated to world-class diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders.