Childhood pineal parenchymal tumors: clinical and therapeutic aspects

  title={Childhood pineal parenchymal tumors: clinical and therapeutic aspects},
  author={Marek Mandera and Wiesław Marcol and Katarzyna Kotulska and Edyta Olakowska and Dariusz Gołka and Izabela Agata Malinowska and Marita Pietrucha-Dutczak and Marek Olakowski and Joanna Lewin-Kowalik},
  journal={Neurosurgical Review},
The aim of our study was to investigate the correlation of the clinical characteristic of pineal parenchymal tumors in children and adolescent with histopathological diagnosis and patient survival. Records of 27 patients with histologically diagnosed pineocytomas (n = 16) and pineoblastoma (n = 11) consecutively treated between 1991 and 2001 were reviewed retrospectively to identify factors predictive of aggressiveness. Among analyzed epidemiological, clinical, and radiological factors, we… CONTINUE READING


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