Stereotactic gamma radiosurgery for malignant pineal tumours

  • Y. Mori
  • T. Kobayashi
  • Y. Kida
  • T. Tanaka
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Abstract

Seven patients with pineal tumours, including three malignant teratomas, two malignant germ cell tumours, one germinoma and one pineoblastoma were treated by radiosurgery (RS). Their mean age was 13.7 years. RS has been applied to residual pineal tumours after surgical resection, conventional irradiation, and/or chemotherapy. Those multimodality treatments were also used after RS in some cases. In five of seven cases, the tumours were stable or decreased in size with a mean follow-up time of 18.9 months after RS. Dissemination in the cerebrospinal fluid space developed in four patients, two of whom died 12 and 13 months after RS, respectively.

Key words

Pineal body Germ cell tumour Pineoblastoma Radiosurgery Gamma knife 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Mori
    • 1
  • T. Kobayashi
    • 2
  • Y. Kida
    • 2
  • T. Tanaka
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryNagoya University School of MedicineShowa-ku, NagoyaJapan
  2. 2.Gamma Knife CenterKomaki City HospitalKomaki CityJapan

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