Treatment of a Pineoblastoma in a 51-year-old patient

Carina Abrahão, Matheus Alessandretti, Raphael Brandão Moreira, Antonio C. Buzaid, Marcelo Rocha Cruz


Malignant pineal tumors are rare entities in adult patients, comprising less than 1% of primary central nervous system neoplasms.

Herein, we report a 51-years-old patient with pineoblastoma with clinical manifestation, follow up MRI, treatment receive and the response to chemotherapy treatment.

Adjuvant chemotherapy with cisplatin, etoposide and cyclophosphamide followed by radiotherapy has also been used to manage pineoblastoma in adults. The present case suggests that the case which total gross resection is not feasible, delivering chemotherapy instead of radiotherapy, can be considered an option.

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Case Reports in Clinical Pathology

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