Papillary tumour of the pineal region

Br J Neurosurg. 2008 Feb;22(1):116-20. doi: 10.1080/02688690701583794.


Papillary tumour of the pineal region (PTPR) is a relatively new and rare pathological entity, which appears to run a spectrum of clinical courses. We add another case with detailed description of the clinical course documented with serial imaging over the total of 7 years. In accordance with previous reports we recommend total surgical resection with subsequent focal radiotherapy. Clinical and radiological follow up of the entire cerebrospinal axis is mandatory.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma, Papillary / diagnostic imaging
  • Adenocarcinoma, Papillary / surgery*
  • Adult
  • Brain Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging
  • Brain Neoplasms / surgery
  • Disease Progression
  • Humans
  • Hydrocephalus / diagnosis*
  • Hydrocephalus / surgery
  • Male
  • Peritoneovenous Shunt / methods*
  • Pineal Gland / diagnostic imaging
  • Pineal Gland / surgery*
  • Radiography
  • Treatment Outcome