Principles of treatment of the pineal region tumors.

@article{Konovalov2003PrinciplesOT,
  title={Principles of treatment of the pineal region tumors.},
  author={Alexander Konovalov and David Ilich Pitskhelauri},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={250-68}
}
BACKGROUND A pineal region tumor is an uncommon deep-seated, heterogeneous group of mass lesions of the brain, and the management strategy of any types of these tumors remains controversial. It is the purpose of this communication to present results of our experience in treating patients with these neoplasms. METHODS From 1976 to 1999 about 700 patients with tumors of the pineal region and posterior third ventricle were managed at the Burdenko Neurosurgery Institute. In more than 330 cases… CONTINUE READING
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