Pineal germinoma

Case contributed by A.Prof Frank Gaillard


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Patient Data

Age: Child

MRI brain

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
Published: 5th Jul 2009
Last edited: 16th Nov 2015
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