Other Names for this Disease
pineal gland, a small organ in the brain that makes melatonin, a hormone which regulates sleep. Pineocytomas most often occur in adults as a solid mass, though it may appear to have fluid-filled (cystic) spaces on images of the brain. Pineocytomas are usually slow-growing and do not usually spread to other parts of the body. Treatment includes surgery to remove the pineocytoma; most of these tumors do not regrow (recur) after surgery.A pineocytoma is a tumor of the
Last updated: 12/20/2011
- Gaillard F, Jones J. Masses of the pineal region: clinical presentation and radiographic features. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2010; 86:597-607. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20971711. Accessed 12/13/2011.
- Dahiya S, Perry A. Pineal Tumors. Advances in Anatomic Pathology. 2010; 17:419-427. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20966647. Accessed 12/13/2011.
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