Tumors in the Pineal Region

Apart from tumors arising within the pineal gland, the pineal region harbors a number of pathologically diverse

Pineal Region Tumors

Pineal gland tumors

Germ cell tumors

Pineocytoma

Germinoma

Pineoblastoma

Embryonal carcinoma

Glioma

Yolk sac tumor

Meningioma

Choriocarcinoma

Teratoma

tumors. They may arise from the leptomeninges, stromal astrocytes, ependymal cells, displaced germ cells, and primitive epithelial cells (Table 11.6).

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