Pineal Gland Lesions

Part of the Frozen Section Library book series (FROZEN, volume 6)


Lesions arising in the pineal gland present a particular challenge in the context of intraoperative consultation. The organ is difficult to access, and so biopsies are often small in size. Lesions arising in this area are not frequent, and therefore, the experience level of most pathologists is relatively lacking. Table 10.1 summarizes the differential diagnosis of the most commonly encountered lesions in this location.


Astrocytoma Medulloblastoma Teratoma Papillary Tumor Seminoma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anatomic PathologyCleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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