Non-germinomatous germ cell tumor (pineal)

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


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Patient Data

Age: Child
Gender: Male

Large heterogeneous mass of the pineal region compresses the tectum and minor prominence of the ventricles. Intrinsic high T1 signal presumably represent blood products or proteinaceous material. It could also represent fat, and a fat saturated sequence would be required to confirm that this is not the case. 

Case Discussion

Unfortunately I do not have access to the exact histology, other than this represenst non-germinoma germ cell tumor of the pineal gland. The options therefore are: 

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Case information

rID: 5687
Published: 14th Mar 2009
Last edited: 24th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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