Tumors of pineal parenchymal cells: a correlation of histological features, including nucleolar organizer regions, with survival in 35 cases.

@article{Mena1995TumorsOP,
  title={Tumors of pineal parenchymal cells: a correlation of histological features, including nucleolar organizer regions, with survival in 35 cases.},
  author={Hernando Mena and Elisabeth Jane Rushing and Jorge L. Ribas and Brett Delahunt and William F. McCarthy},
  journal={Human pathology},
  year={1995},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={20-30}
}
We studied 35 parenchymal neoplasms arising in the pineal gland, including 11 pineoblastomas, 21 pineocytomas, and three mixed pineocytoma-pineoblastomas. Pineoblastomas were most commonly found in children (mean age, 12.6 years). The median postsurgical length of survival for seven patients, including five with remote metastases, with fatal outcome was 24 months. The 21 pineocytomas were found in older individuals (mean age, 26.8 years). Four patients with pineocytoma died; two before surgery… CONTINUE READING