Pineal Tumors Topic Guide
Pineal Tumors: Benign and malignant tumors that arise in the region of the pineal gland are termed "pineal tumors." There are three common types of pineal tumors; 1) gliomas; 2) germ cell tumors; 3) pineal cell tumors. The cause for pineal tumors is not known. Symptoms of pineal tumors include hydrocephalus, headache, nausea, vomiting, seizures, visual changes, or memory disturbances. Treatment of pineal tumors depends on the location and can include surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation therapy.
X-Rays X-Rays are a form of radiation used to image solid forms inside the body. X-rays are administered by radiologists for many different routine tests, such as mammograms, checking for broken bones, upper GI series, and dental exams, among others. Radiologists carefully monitor the X-ray equipment to make sure the patient receives the smallest dose of radiation possible.
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