Intracranial metastases to the pineal region. Report of three cases.

  title={Intracranial metastases to the pineal region. Report of three cases.},
  author={Jes{\'u}s Vaquero and Ram{\'o}n Leonardo Espinel Mart{\'i}nez and R. Magall{\'o}n and Javier Martin Ramiro},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgical sciences},
  volume={35 1},
The pineal region is one of the rarest sites in the brain for metastatic involvement of systemic malignant tumors. A review of the literature shows that approximately 70 such cases have been reported previously, and most of them were diagnosed by autopsy. In this brief report we describe three cases of isolated intracranial metastasis to the pineal region that were diagnosed in patients alive. Although occurring rarely, metastatic lesions should be considered in the differential diagnosis of… CONTINUE READING