Patient Data

Age: 54
Gender: Female
CT shows hydrocephalus and a hyperdense mass with peripheral punctate calcification with a epicenter at the pineal gland.

MRI demonstrates a heterogeneous mass with its epicenter on pineal gland with extension/invasion to thalamus,midbrain and vermis with contrast enhancement. Pathology confirmed the diagnosis of pineoblastoma.

Case Discussion

Pineoblastomas are tumours that are best thought of as primitive neuroectodermal tumours (PNET) located in the pineal region and thus they closely resemble (both on imaging and on histology) medulloblastomasretinoblastomas and supratentorial PNETs. They are highly aggressive and infiltrative as is seen in this case. 

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Case information

rID: 23143
Published: 24th May 2013
Last edited: 7th Oct 2015
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