Pineal germinoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard

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Headaches and up-gaze palsy.

Patient Data

Age: Child

MRI brain

Modality: MRI

A large enhancing mass is centered on the pineal region. It is heterogeneous with areas of cystic change. There is marked compression of the tectum with resulting obstructive hydrocephalus. A little surrounding oedema is also present. 

Case Discussion:

This case illustrates a case of biopsy proven pineal germinoma. 

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Case Information:

rID: 6511
Diagnostic certainty: Almost Certain
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