Pineal germinoma: Diagnosis, treatment and tumor response

  • Ferla S. 
  • Spartà S. 
  • Giordano R. 
  • Zorat P. L. 
  • Marin G. 
  • Meneghetti G. 
Case Reports

Abstract

We report the case of pineal germinoma in a 25 year old man. The neurological signs and symptoms were insidious in onset; Parinaud syndrome allowed a topical diagnosis, confirmed by CT scan. Computerized Tomography and CSF cytological examination were of the utmost importance to diagnosis and treatment and it confirmed the success of radiotherapy.

Key-Words

Pineal tumor germinoma cerebrospinal fluid cytology 

Sommario

Viene riportato un caso di un giovane paziente affetto da germinoma della pineale. La TAC si rivelò di enorme importanza nel definire la sede anatomica della lesione. L'esame citologico liquorale permise di definire la natura della lesione e diede così la possibilità di stabilire un corretto approccio terapeutico e di confermare il successo del trattamento radioterapico.

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© Masson Italia Editori 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferla S. 
    • 1
  • Spartà S. 
    • 1
  • Giordano R. 
    • 2
  • Zorat P. L. 
    • 3
  • Marin G. 
    • 4
  • Meneghetti G. 
    • 1
  1. 1.Clinica NeurologicaUniversità di PadovaPadova
  2. 2.Servizio di Anatomia PatologicaOspedale CivileDolo
  3. 3.Divisione di RadioterapiaOspedale CivilePadova
  4. 4.Servizio di NeuroradiologiaOspedale CivilePadova

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