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Pineocytoma


Other Names for this Disease

  • Pinealocytoma
  • Pinealoma
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Treatment

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How might a pineocytoma be treated?

Because pineocytomas are quite rare, there are no consensus guidelines on the best treatment for these tumors.[1] However, surgery to remove the entire tumor is considered the standard treatment. Because these tumors are located deep in the brain, it is important that the risks of surgery be carefully considered in each person.[2]  Radiation therapy is sometimes used following surgery to destroy any tumor cells that may remain, but the benefit of this additional treatment is questionable.[1]
Last updated: 11/13/2014

References
  1. Clark AJ, Ivan ME, Sughrue ME, Yang I, Aranda D, Han SJ, Kane AJ, Parsa AT. Tumor control after surgery and radiotherapy for pineocytoma. Journal of Neurosurgery. 2010; 113:319-324. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20136388. Accessed 12/13/2011.
  2. Dahiya S, Perry A. Pineal Tumors. Advances in Anatomic Pathology. 2010; 17:419-427. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20966647. Accessed 12/13/2011.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Pineocytoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Pinealocytoma
  • Pinealoma
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.