Pineal tumour - histology unknown

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete

Patient Data

Age: 75
Gender: Female
CT

CT brain

Computed tomography shows a rounded mass in the pineal region and presented small peripheral calcifications. This mass significantly enhances after intravenous contrast injection. Lateral ventricles with mild dilatation. Supratentorial parenchyma preserved with good gray matter-white matter differentiation . Not observed deviation from the midline or mass effect. Posterior fossa and brainstem without significant alteration.

Case Discussion

Findings consistent with a tumor of the pineal region. By the looks of small peripheral calcifications can be considered a pineocytoma, a pineoblastoma seems less likely.

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Case information

rID: 23102
Case created: 22nd May 2013
Last edited: 15th Dec 2015
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