Pineoblastoma presenting in familial adenomatous polyposis (FAP): random association, FAP variant or Turcot syndrome?

Br J Neurosurg. 1998 Dec;12(6):576-8. doi: 10.1080/02688699844475.


Brain tumours which arise in combination with adenomatous polyposis are usually astrocytic tumours or medulloblastomas. An adult women with a pineoblastoma associated with familial adenomatous polyposis is presented. In regard to the neuro-epithelial origin of this tumour we propose that it should be included in the second category of brain tumour polyposis syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenomatous Polyposis Coli / complications
  • Adenomatous Polyposis Coli / genetics*
  • Adult
  • Brain Neoplasms / complications
  • Brain Neoplasms / genetics*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Pedigree
  • Pineal Gland*
  • Pinealoma / complications
  • Pinealoma / genetics*
  • Syndrome