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Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society 1983;12(4): 547-554.
Pineal Region Tumors : Clinical Analysis of 13 Cases.
Yoon Suck Suh, Kyung Kee Cho, Han Kyu Kim
Department of Neurosurgery, Presbyterian Medical Center, Chonju, Korea.
We reviewed 13 patients treated in the Department of Neurosurgery of the Presbyterian Medical Center from 1979 to 1982 who had tumors in the region of the pineal body. The treatment of such tumors has been in a state of flux between conservative therapy(cerebro-spinal fluid shunting and radiotherapy) and direct surgical removal. We compared both modes of treatment and analysed the patients in terms of clinical, pathological and radiological points of view. Good results were obtained by supracerebellar and infratentorial surgical approach.
Key Words: Pineal region tumors; Pineal body; Cerebro-spinal shunting; Radiotherapy; Supracerebellar and infratentorial surgical approach
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