A rosette-forming glioneuronal tumour of the pineal gland

E. Frydenberg*, R. Laherty, M. Rodriguez, M. Ow-Yang, T. Steel

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Abstract

A rosette-forming glioneuronal tumour (RGNT) is a rare tumour with new information emerging. We review the literature and describe the second patient with a RGNT arising from the pineal gland. This is also the fifth report of a RGNT arising from outside the fourth ventricle. The prognosis of RGNT remains guarded, as long-term follow-up is not yet available for most patients reported. With only one of 35 patients having a documented recurrence at 10 years, the prognosis seems favourable with appropriate, but not necessarily total, surgical resection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1326-1328
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Volume17
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fourth ventricle
  • Low-grade CNS tumour
  • Pilocytic astrocytoma
  • Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumour

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