Pineal parenchymal tumors

Dr Henry Knipe and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Pineal parenchymal tumors comprise a group of related tumors ranging from the relatively benign to the highly malignant. This group comprises of:

As you can tell from the proportions given above there is wide variation in the reported figures from series to series, which probably reflects the overall rarity of these tumors (and thus small series) and variability in the grading and terminology used. 

Pineal region masses

The pineal region is anatomically complex and plays host to a number of unique masses and tumors as well as potentially affected by many entities seen more frequently elsewhere in the brain. 

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rID: 22604
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases, refs
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