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pineal region tumor

Xiaobing Jiang, Yinsheng Chen, Zhihuan Zhou, Liping Luo, Wanming Hu, Huirong Zheng, Zhe Zhu, Jian Wang, Zhongping Chen
BACKGROUND: The pineal gland has been demonstrated to be involved in the development of mood and psychotic disorders. However, few studies have looked at the relationship between pineal region tumors and psychiatric disorders. Intracranial epidermoid cysts usually arise in cerebellopontine angle area, and are extremely rare in the pineal region. The case of pineal epidermoid cyst presenting as schizophrenia has never been reported before. CASE PRESENTATION: We described the case of a 23-year old man who presented to hospital with symptoms suggestive of schizophrenia...
March 7, 2018: World Neurosurgery
Stepan Fedorko, Klaus Zweckberger, Andreas W Unterberg
OBJECTIVE Pineal region tumors are a rare and heterogeneous group of lesions. The optimal therapeutic approach is currently a topic of controversy, particularly in light of the potential operative risks and complications. The potential beneficial effects of surgery have already been described, but information about neurological outcome and, in particular, health-related quality of life (HRQOL) is still lacking in the literature. The aim of this study was to assess the therapeutic effect of resection of pineal region lesions, emphasizing grade of tumor resection, neurological outcome, quality of life, and the necessity of additional shunt procedures...
March 2, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
Ana María Granados, Camila Ospina, Stephania Paredes
The purpose of this paper is to report a rare case of a pediatric pineal gliosarcoma. Gliomas on the pineal region are uncommon, representing 0.4%-1% of all brain tumors. Furthermore, pediatric gliosarcomas are a very rare entity. We present a case of a 5-year-old girl, with a history of headache, vomiting, diplopia, and gait disturbances. A pineal tumor was found with pathology results consistent with a gliosarcoma. A total of 25 cases of pediatric gliosarcomas have been reported, none of them in pineal topography...
February 2018: Radiology Case Reports
Motoki Tanikawa, Hiroshi Yamada, Takumi Kitamura, Tomohiro Sakata, Mitsuhito Mase
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February 1, 2018: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Chenlong Yang, Jingyi Fang, Guang Li, Shaowu Li, Tingting Ha, Jiangfei Wang, Bao Yang, Jun Yang, Yulun Xu
Objective: A rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor (RGNT) is a rare entity originally described in the fourth ventricle. Recently, RGNTs occurring in extraventricular sites and those with malignant behaviors have been reported. The purpose of this study was to analyze the clinicoradiological and histopathological features, therapeutic strategies, and outcomes of RGNTs. Methods: We enrolled 38 patients diagnosed with RGNTs pathologically between August 2009 and June 2016...
December 12, 2017: Oncotarget
Syeda Naqvi, Chintan Rupareliya, Abdullah Shams, Maria Hameed, Zabeen Mahuwala, Pirthvi Raj Giyanwani
The pineal gland is a small pinecone-shaped and functionally endocrine structure located in the epithalamus region. Developmentally, the pineal gland is considered as a part of the epithalamus. It plays a role in the entrainment of the circadian rhythms of an organism by producing melatonin, a functionally important hormone. Lesions of the pineal region are rare compared to other parts of the brain. A lesion may be tumorous or non-tumorous in nature. The most common lesions are tumors that are pineal parenchymal tumors (PPT) in origin...
August 18, 2017: Curēus
Enrique Orrego, Sandro Casavilca, Pamela Garcia-Corrochano, Sugey Rojas-Meza, Miluska Castillo, Carlos A Castaneda
We report four cases of glioblastoma in the pineal region. The patients presented a severe headache and vomiting. Brain imaging showed a heterogeneously enhanced tumor in the pineal region with obstructive hydrocephalus. Case 3 developed a subependymal dissemination. The patient went to ventricular-peritoneal shunt and subtotal or total resection and radiotherapy with/without chemotherapy. Cases 1 and 2 received radiation and died 8 and 11 later months. Cases 3 and 4 completed radiotherapy and chemotherapy, and survived 28 and 31 months after the initial diagnosis...
October 2017: CNS Oncology
Loïc Duron, Flavie Sadones, Philippe Thiesse, Cécile Cellier, Claire Alapetite, François Doz, Didier Frappaz, Hervé J Brisse
PURPOSE: The current staging system of central nervous system (CNS) germ cell tumors (GCT) includes a binary classification in "localized" or "metastatic" disease based on the absence or presence of leptomeningeal dissemination. Loco-regional tumor dissemination has been barely described whereas its accurate definition might be useful in terms of prognosis and treatment, especially for radiation therapy planning. Our purpose was therefore to describe MR patterns and prevalence of loco-regional extensions of these tumors...
September 23, 2017: Neuroradiology
Prayash G Patel, Aaron A Cohen-Gadol, Philippe Mercier, Frederick A Boop, Paul Klimo
BACKGROUND: There are a number of surgical approaches to the posterior third ventricle and pineal region, each with its associated advantages and disadvantages. OBJECTIVE: To present our experience with the posterior interhemispheric transcallosal approach and to analyze the indications, technique, and outcomes. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted to identify and analyze all children and young adults who underwent the posterior transcallosal approach from July 2010 to March 2015...
February 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Isaac Josh Abecassis, Brian Hanak, Jason Barber, Martin Mortazavi, Richard G Ellenbogen
BACKGROUND: Pineal region tumors are rare intracranial tumors that are more common in children than adults. Surgical management of tumors in this region using a tailored approach is a strategy that enhances extent of resection and neurological outcome. OBJECTIVE: To review our institutional experience with pineal region tumors in children and adults over the past 10 years. METHODS: Our institutional pathology database and patient records were retrospectively reviewed for details regarding clinical and radiological presentation, surgical management, extent of resection, morbidity, and neurological outcome...
October 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
Mitra Dehghan Harati, Andrew Yu, Shino D Magaki, Mari Perez-Rosendahl, Kyuseok Im, Young K Park, Marvin Bergsneider, William H Yong
Only two prior cases of benign dendritic melanocytes colonizing a meningioma have been reported. We add a third case, describe clinicopathologic features shared by the three, and elucidate the risk factors for this very rare phenomenon. A 29 year-old Hispanic woman presented with headache and hydrocephalus. MRI showed a lobulated enhancing pineal region mass measuring 41 mm in greatest dimension. Subtotal resection of the mass demonstrated an atypical meningioma, WHO grade II, and the patient subsequently underwent radiotherapy...
August 18, 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
P Wesseling, D Capper
Gliomas are the most frequent intrinsic tumours of the central nervous system and encompass two principle subgroups: diffuse gliomas and gliomas showing a more circumscribed growth pattern ('nondiffuse gliomas'). In the revised fourth edition of the WHO Classification of CNS tumours published in 2016, classification of especially diffuse gliomas has fundamentally changed: for the first time, a large subset of these tumours is now defined based on presence/absence of IDH mutation and 1p/19q codeletion. Following this approach, the diagnosis of (anaplastic) oligoastrocytoma can be expected to largely disappear...
February 2018: Neuropathology and Applied Neurobiology
Deling Li, Haoyu Zhang, Wang Jia, Liwei Zhang, Junting Zhang, Weiming Liu, Ming Ni, Guijun Jia
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to identify the factors that can predict the risk of occipital lobe damage preoperatively when resecting tumors located at the tentorial or pineal regions with the occipital-transtentorial approach (Poppen approach). METHODS: In 27 consecutive patients who underwent tumor resection with the Poppen approach for tentorial or pineal region meningiomas, the following morphologic parameters were assessed on a preoperative magnetic resonance imaging: (1) tentorial angle, (2) tentorial length, and (3) the shortest distance from the confluence of the sinus to the tumor...
December 2017: World Neurosurgery
Jarod L Roland, Richard L Price, Ashwin A Kamath, S Hassan Akbari, Eric C Leuthardt, Brandon A Miller, Matthew D Smyth
The authors describe 2 cases of triventricular hydrocephalus initially presenting as aqueductal stenosis that subsequently developed tumors of the pineal and tectal region. The first case resembled late-onset idiopathic aqueductal stenosis on serial imaging. Subsequent imaging revealed a new tumor in the pineal region causing mass effect on the midbrain. The second case presented in a more typical pattern of aqueductal stenosis during infancy. On delayed follow-up imaging, an enlarging tectal mass was discovered...
October 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Lefko T Charalambous, Anirudh Penumaka, Jordan M Komisarow, Amanda C Hemmerich, Thomas J Cummings, Patrick J Codd, Allan H Friedman
Intracranial intravascular papillary endothelial hyperplasia (IPEH), also referred to as Masson's tumor, is a condition that rarely occurs in the nervous system. IPEH most frequently occurs extracranially in the skin of the face, skull, neck, and trunk and can easily be mistaken clinically, radiologically, and histologically for angiosarcoma, organizing hematoma, or other vascular malformations. IPEH accounts for roughly 2% of all vascular tumors and is extremely rare intracranially, with only 23 reported cases compared with more than 300 cases of IPEH occurring in the skin and subcutaneous tissue...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
Christian Iorio-Morin, Hideyuki Kano, Marshall Huang, L Dade Lunsford, Gabriela Simonová, Roman Liscak, Or Cohen-Inbar, Jason Sheehan, Cheng-Chia Lee, Hsiu-Mei Wu, David Mathieu
BACKGROUND: Pineal region tumors represent a rare and histologically diverse group of lesions. Few studies are available to guide management and the outcomes after stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). METHODS: Patients who underwent SRS for a pineal region tumor and for whom at least 6 months of imaging follow-up was available were retrospectively assessed in 5 centers. Data were collected from the medical record and histology level analyses were performed, including actuarial tumor control and survival analyses...
November 2017: World Neurosurgery
Shannon Coy, Adrian M Dubuc, Sonika Dahiya, Keith L Ligon, Alexandre Vasiljevic, Sandro Santagata
Papillary tumor of the pineal region (PTPR) is a neuroepithelial neoplasm first described in 2003. Despite the anatomic association of PTPR with the pineal gland, the features of these tumors resemble those of the ependymal circumventricular subcommissural organ (SCO) of the posterior third ventricle. Given the presumed distinct derivation of PTPR and pineal parenchymal tumors, we hypothesized that expression of lineage-specific transcription factors could distinguish these tumors and provide additional insight into the differentiation of PTPR...
October 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
Yasuyuki Kinoshita, Fumiyuki Yamasaki, Atsushi Tominaga, Taiichi Saito, Tetsuhiko Sakoguchi, Takeshi Takayasu, Satoshi Usui, Kazuhiko Sugiyama, Kazunori Arita, Kaoru Kurisu
OBJECTIVE: A neuroendoscopic biopsy has become common for the diagnosis of ventricular tumors. However, its utility in patients with germ cell tumors (GCTs) has not been well discussed. We examined the usefulness and pitfalls of neuroendoscopic biopsies of intraventricular GCTs at a single institution. METHODS: We retrospectively studied 21 consecutive patients diagnosed with GCTs by a neuroendoscopic biopsy of the ventricular region via the lateral ventricle. We examined the localization of tumors, histologic diagnoses using biopsies, surgical complications, and consistency of the diagnosis at the latest follow-up...
October 2017: World Neurosurgery
Alhusain Nagm, Toshihiro Ogiwara, Tetsuya Goto, Akihiro Chiba, Kazuhiro Hongo
Herein, safe and reliable neuroendoscopic biopsy via an extremely narrow foramen of Monro (ENFM) for a non-hydrocephalic patient with hypothalamic and pineal region tumors was successfully applied. A 17-year-old boy presented with hypothalamic manifestations attributed to hypothalamic and pineal region tumors. Small ventricles were seen. Intraoperatively, to advance different diameter steerable fiberscopes via ENFM, the third ventricle was flushed to induce a moment increase in the intraventricular pressure with subsequent dilatation of FM...
January 2017: NMC case report journal
Hayley Beacher Stowe, C Ryan Miller, Jing Wu, Dina M Randazzo, Andrew Wenhua Ju
INTRODUCTION: Pineal region glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is a rare disease entity with a generally poor prognosis. We present a case of a patient with an unresectable pineal region GBM treated with chemoradiation with favorable outcome. CASE BACKGROUND: A 65-year-old patient who was presented with visual symptoms was found to have a pineal region tumor on imaging. A stereotactic biopsy showed a World Health Organization Grade IV GBM, O-6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase (MGMT) promoter methylated, isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 and 2 wild type...
2017: Frontiers in Oncology
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