Endodermal sinus tumor of the pineal region.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Two cases of endodermal sinus tumor of the pineal region are reported and compared with 16 others in the literature. The preponderance of neoplasms occurs in boys, usually in their second decade. The diagnosis is usually established within three months of the onset of non-specific symptoms of an intracranial mass. Treatment with operation or radiotherapy alone is inadequate. Most patients have died within two years, some with widespread intradural metastases. The one individual who has survived five years was treated with both operation and radiotherapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tavcar, D; Robboy, SJ; Chapman, P

Published Date

  • May 15, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 2646 - 2651

PubMed ID

  • 7378998

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0008-543X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1097-0142(19800515)45:10<2646::aid-cncr2820451026>3.0.co;2-t


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States