Pineocytoma

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Pineocytoma

A pineocytoma is a tumor of the pineal gland, a small organ in the brain that makes melatonin (a sleep-regulating hormone). Pineocytomas most often occur in adults as a solid mass, although they may appear to have fluid-filled (cystic) spaces on images of the brain. Signs and symptoms of pineocytomas include headaches, nausea, hydrocephalus, vision abnormalities, and Parinaud syndrome. Pineocytomas are usually slow-growing and rarely spread to other parts of the body. Treatment includes surgery to remove the pineocytoma; most of these tumors do not regrow (recur) after surgery.
 

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pineocytoma" returned 9 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Factors influencing overall survival rates for patients with pineocytoma.
 

Author(s): Aaron J Clark, Michael E Sughrue, Michael E Ivan, Derick Aranda, Martin J Rutkowski, Ari J Kane, Susan Chang, Andrew T Parsa

Journal: J. Neurooncol.. 2010 Nov;100(2):255-60.

 

Given its rarity, appropriate treatment for pineocytoma remains variable. As the literature primarily contains case reports or studies involving a small series of patients, prognostic factors following treatment of pineocytoma remain unclear. We therefore compiled a systematic review ...

Last Updated: 18 Nov 2010

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Papillary pineocytoma in child: a case report.
 

Author(s): Wiesław Marcol, Katarzyna Kotulska, Wiesława Grajkowska, Dariusz Gołka, Paweł Właszczuk, Monika Drogosiewicz, Marek Mandera, Joanna Lewin-Kowalik, Marcin Roszkowski

Journal: Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2007 Jun;151(1):121-3.

 

Papillary pineocytoma is an extremely rare tumor usually with a poor outcome.

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2007

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Pineocytoma with massive intratumoral hemorrhage after ventriculoperitoneal shunt--case report.
 

Author(s): K Matsumoto, T Imaoka, S Tomita, T Ohmoto

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 1997 Dec;37(12):911-5.

 

A 58-year-old male suffered a massive intratumoral hemorrhage after placement of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt before treatment for pineocytoma. At admission, he complained of headache, urinary incontinence, gait disturbance, and recent memory disturbance. His neurological examination ...

Last Updated: 5 May 1998

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The terms "Pineocytoma" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pineocytoma mimicking a pineal cyst on imaging: true diagnostic dilemma or a case of incomplete imaging?
 

Author(s): S Fakhran, E J Escott

Journal: AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2008 Jan;29(1):159-63.

 

Pineocytomas have been described as well-circumscribed, homogeneously enhancing masses. However, there is considerable variability in this appearance, and certain pineocytomas may have a predominantly cystic appearance on imaging. This has led some to suggest that differentiation ...

Last Updated: 14 Jan 2008

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Pineocytoma with neuronal differentiation--case report.
 

Author(s): T Fukushima, M Tomonaga, T Sawada, H Iwasaki

Journal: Neurol. Med. Chir. (Tokyo). 1990 Jan;30(1):63-8.

 

The authors describe a case of pineocytoma studied by light and electron microscopy and the immunoperoxidase method. The tumor consisted of two types of cells bearing either chromatin-rich or pale nuclei. These cells were arranged in rosettes and contained pale, eosinophilic material ...

Last Updated: 31 Jul 1990

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The separation of pineocytoma from pineoblastoma.
 

Author(s): A Borit, W Blackwood, W G Mair

Journal: Cancer. 1980 Mar;45(6):1408-18.

 

From our study of eight pineoblastomas and five pineocytomas and a review of the literature, we have described two clinicopathologic syndromes that characterize these neoplasms. Pineoblastomas highly resemble the medulloblastoma-neuroblastoma group of tumors and occur mostly in young ...

Last Updated: 23 May 1980

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Proton Beam Radiotherapy for Medulloblastoma and Pineoblastoma
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Brain Tumor; Medulloblastoma; Pineoblastoma

 

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2015

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Antineoplaston Therapy in Treating Patients With Brain Tumors
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors

 

Last Updated: 9 Jun 2009

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