Radiosurgery for pineal tumors: is biopsy indicated?

  title={Radiosurgery for pineal tumors: is biopsy indicated?},
  author={C B Chasan and Steven Goetsch and K. Ott},
  journal={Stereotactic and functional neurosurgery},
  volume={66 Suppl 1},
Pineal region tumors can be difficult to biopsy, given the critical structures in the location of the pineal gland. Modern computerized imaging techniques like computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging used in association with tumor markers and the age at presentation may enable treatment without biopsy using a rational treatment algorithm.