Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 302-304

Papillary tumor of pineal region: A rare entity

Department of Pathology, Bharti Vidyapeeth University Medical College, Pune, India

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Meena Patil
Department of Pathology, Bharti Vidyapeeth University Medical College, Pune
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.114659

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Pineal tumors comprise 0.4-1.0% of intracranial space occupying lesions in adults. Papillary tumor of pineal region (PTPR) is a very rare entity. It has been newly described in WHO 2007 classification of brain tumors. Only a few case reports are available in the literature. We report a case of a 60-year-old female presenting with headache, giddiness and reduced vision. Imaging studies showed a pineal mass with areas of hemorrhage. All ventricles were normal. There was a past history of a pineal gland tumor excised 2 years ago. This case is being reported for its rarity and aggressiveness in the form of recurrence. Limited/available immunohistochemistry workup has been done.

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