Spontaneous pineal apoplexy in a pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation.

TitleSpontaneous pineal apoplexy in a pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsWang C-C, Turner J, Steel T
JournalCancer biology & medicine
Volume10
Issue1
Pagination43-6
Date Published2013 Mar
Abstract

Pineal apoplexy is a rare clinical presentation of pineal parenchymal tumors. We report the curative treatment of a case of pineal parenchymal tumor of intermediate differentiation with spontaneous apoplectic hemorrhage. This case is shown through computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging of the brain, and is confirmed via histopathological studies. Recurrent upward gaze paresis was observed after the stereotactic biopsy. The paresis required an expeditious tumor resection. The mechanism of the pineal apoplectic hemorrhage remains unclear although it has been observed in different pineal region lesions. Clinical and radiological evidence of the cure 5 years post-surgery is available.

DOI10.7497/j.issn.2095-3941.2012.03.005
Alternate JournalCancer Biol Med