Surgical treatment of a rare rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor in the pineal region

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Muhammad , S , Hafez , A , Karppinen , A & Niemelä , M 2020 , ' Surgical treatment of a rare rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor in the pineal region ' , Surgical Neurology International , vol. 11 , no. 68 .

Title: Surgical treatment of a rare rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor in the pineal region
Author: Muhammad, Sajjad; Hafez, Ahmad; Karppinen, Atte; Niemelä, Mika
Contributor organization: HUS Neurocenter
Neurokirurgian yksikkö
Department of Neurosciences
Date: 2020-04-18
Language: eng
Number of pages: 4
Belongs to series: Surgical Neurology International
ISSN: 2152-7806
Abstract: Background: Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumors (RGNTs) in the pineal region are rare. RGNTs have been described in the fourth ventricle, but rarely reported in other brain regions. Here, we report the radiological findings, surgical treatment, and short-term outcome of an RGNT found in the pineal region. Case Description: We present a case of a 22-year-old medical student with a 4-month history of headaches and diplopia. A previous magnetic resonance imaging scan revealed a mass in the pineal region, with heterogeneous contrast enhancement and hydrocephalus. Three months prior, an endoscopic biopsy and third ventriculocisternostomy were performed elsewhere; the diagnosis was neurocytoma Grade I, and radiotherapy was planned. The patient presented at our hospital for a second opinion, and we suggested surgical treatment. A near-total resection was performed in sitting position using a supracerebellar infratentorial microsurgical approach. The tumor was very soft and not well vascularized. Diplopia was initially worsened after the tumor was removed and relieved completely after 2 weeks. An 8-week follow-up examination revealed that the patient was free of symptoms. Histological analysis confirmed it was an RGNT. Conclusion: Maximal safe resection in pineal region RGNTs is a feasible and recommended treatment option. © 2020 Scientific Scholar. All rights reserved.
Subject: Operative nuances
Pineal region
Rosette-forming glioneuronal tumor
brain aqueduct
cancer diagnosis
cancer surgery
case report
clinical article
contrast enhancement
disease duration
endoscopic biopsy
follow up
human tissue
medical history
medical student
nuclear magnetic resonance imaging
pineal body tumor
preoperative evaluation
priority journal
rare disease
rosette forming glioneuronal tumor
tissue section
treatment outcome
young adult
3126 Surgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, radiology
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: cc_by
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