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Vol 48, No 5 (2014)
Review article
Submitted: 2014-04-01
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Papillary tumor of the pineal region. Report of two cases and literature review

Andrzej Koziarski, Bartłomiej Grala, Ewa Skrobowska
DOI: 10.1016/j.pjnns.2014.09.005
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2014;48(5):356-362.

open access

Vol 48, No 5 (2014)
Review article
Submitted: 2014-04-01

Abstract

Papillary tumor of the pineal region (PTPR) was introduced to the WHO classification in 2007. This rare tumor of little known natural history and unpredictable behavior was described in fewer than 100 cases. Its optimal treatment is not established yet. We report another two cases of PTPR in whom tumors were totally removed via supracerebellar infratentorial approach and both were treated with radiotherapy. In a 37-year-old man the operation was delayed 6 years after the first tumor diagnosis and subsequent shunt placement. He has no complaints 10 years after the onset of the disease. A 45-year-old woman has no complaints 24 months after surgery. Our experience and the data from literature indicate that a total tumor removal is the major prognostic factor.

Abstract

Papillary tumor of the pineal region (PTPR) was introduced to the WHO classification in 2007. This rare tumor of little known natural history and unpredictable behavior was described in fewer than 100 cases. Its optimal treatment is not established yet. We report another two cases of PTPR in whom tumors were totally removed via supracerebellar infratentorial approach and both were treated with radiotherapy. In a 37-year-old man the operation was delayed 6 years after the first tumor diagnosis and subsequent shunt placement. He has no complaints 10 years after the onset of the disease. A 45-year-old woman has no complaints 24 months after surgery. Our experience and the data from literature indicate that a total tumor removal is the major prognostic factor.

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Keywords

Papillary, Pineal, Tumor

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Title

Papillary tumor of the pineal region. Report of two cases and literature review

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 48, No 5 (2014)

Pages

356-362

DOI

10.1016/j.pjnns.2014.09.005

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2014;48(5):356-362.

Keywords

Papillary
Pineal
Tumor

Authors

Andrzej Koziarski
Bartłomiej Grala
Ewa Skrobowska

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