Spontaneous pineal apoplexy in a pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation

Ching Chun Wang*, Jennifer Turner, Timothy Steel

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Abstract

Pineal apoplexy is a rare clinical presentation of pineal parenchymal tumors. We report the curative treatment of a case of pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation with spontaneous apoplectic hemorrhage. This case is shown through computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain, and is confirmed via histopathological studies. Recurrent upward gaze paresis was observed after the stereotactic biopsy. The paresis required an expeditious tumor resection. The mechanism of the pineal apoplectic hemorrhage remains unclear although it has been observed in different pineal region lesions. Clinical and radiological evidence of the cure 5 years post-surgery is available.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-46
Number of pages4
JournalCancer Biology and Medicine
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Apoplexy
  • Obstructive hydrocephalus
  • Parinaud's syndrome
  • Pineal gland
  • Pineal parenchymal tumor

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