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Extraneural metastases from primary pineal tumors. Review of the literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6710331     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Extraneural metastases from primary pineal tumors are extremely rare: only 15 such cases could be found in th literature. Another case is presented of a 10-year-old boy who developed multiple pulmonary and skeletal metastases from a presumed primary pineal germinoma. The incidence and pathogenesis of distant dissemination in the different types of pineal tumors are discussed, with special comment on the controversial role of the direct surgical approach and shunting of cerebrospinal fluid.
E Galassi; F Tognetti; F Frank; G Gaist
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Surgical neurology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0090-3019     ISO Abbreviation:  Surg Neurol     Publication Date:  1984 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-05-11     Completed Date:  1984-05-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0367070     Medline TA:  Surg Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  497-504     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bone Neoplasms / diagnosis,  secondary*
Brain Neoplasms / diagnosis*,  surgery
Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunts
Dysgerminoma / diagnosis,  secondary*,  surgery
Lung Neoplasms / diagnosis,  secondary*
Pineal Gland*

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