Pineal Tumor Overview
Pineal tumors arise in the region of the pineal gland. This gland is a small
structure deep within the brain. These tumors represent about 1% of all brain
tumors but account for 3% to 8% of the intracranial tumors that occur in
children. At least 17 different types of tumors may occur in this region, and
many are benign.
The three most common types of pineal region tumors are:
- germ cell
- pineal cell tumors.
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