Multistage Surgical Resection of a Giant Pineal Tumor in an Infant

Post-Operative Period: Complete Removal and Conclusion

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In this video segment, the post-op MRI shows complete removal of the tumor. The patient is sent to chemotherapy, as the tumor recurred. The patient eventually died.


  • Complete removal
  • Follow up


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About this video

Giuseppe Cinalli
Matteo Sacco
First online
16 March 2019
Online ISBN
Springer, Cham
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© The Author(s) 2019

Video Transcript

Post-operative MRI finally showed complete removal of the tumor. Also [INAUDIBLE] more remnant in the left-lateral ventricle was completely removed. It is a very well seeing in these upper [? volumetric ?] cuts. And the complete removal of the tumor is confirmed by the coronal section, where the left-lateral ventricle appears finally free of tumor, and also, the post-operative sagittal MRI.

The clinical evolution showed complete removing all the tumor on the MRI. The patient was referred to the neuro-oncology unit, where he started the chemotherapy. Unfortunately, despite the heavy chemotherapy protocol, the tumor progressed, and the patient eventually died 12 months after the first surgery performed in our department.