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IP Indian Journal of Anatomy and Surgery of Head, Neck and Brain

Pineal region tumors: A retrospective analysis

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Author Details : Anuj Kumar Tripathi*, Vishal Singh

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

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Pineal region tumors are rare comprising 0.4% to 0.1% of all primary tumors of the central nervous system1,2 and constitute 3% to 11% of childhood brain tumors.3-5 These tumors are classified into tumors of germ cell origin, which clearly account for the majority of tumors in this region and those originating from pineal parenchymal cells.1 The latter include pineoblastomas, pineocytomas, and tumors of glial origin. These retain the potential for neuronal or glial differentiation.1,6 Approximately three-fourths of tumors in this area are malignant with the propensity for seeding(3,7,8,9,10). Retrospectively we have analyzed 47 cases of pineal region tumors and have discussed the clinical features, histopathology, management and outcome.

Keywords: Pineal tumors, Central nervous system, Tumors of glial origin.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijashnb.2020.005

How to cite : Tripathi A K, Singh V, Pineal region tumors: A retrospective analysis. IP Indian J Anat Surg Head Neck Brain 2020;6(1):16-22

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