Pineal Region Tumors

  • Gregory P. Lekovic
  • Andrew G. Shetter


The pineal gland is situated at the geographic center of the brain, between the posterior and habenular commissures. Its central location, as well as its solitary nature in an organ composed of paired structures, led early anatomists and physiologists to impart to it singular importance (e.g., famously asserting that the pineal was the seat of the human soul).


Germ Cell Tumor Stereotactic Biopsy Pineal Region Isodose Line Craniospinal Irradiation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gregory P. Lekovic
    • 1
  • Andrew G. Shetter
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Neurological SurgeryBarrow Neurological InstitutePhoenixUSA
  2. 2.Barrow Neurological InstitutePhoenixUSA

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