Lung carcinoma metastasis presenting as a pineal region tumor


Samanci Y., Iplikcioglu C., Ozek E., Ozcan D., Marangozoglu B.

NEUROCIRUGIA, cilt.22, sa.6, ss.579-582, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4321/s1130-14732011000600013
  • Dergi Adı: NEUROCIRUGIA
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.579-582

Özet

The pineal region is an unusual site for brain metastasis and most metastatic pineal lesions are asymptomatic. A 53 year-old man presented with severe headache, limitation of upward gaze and diplopia. The patient's neurological examination was unremarkable. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the brain demonstrated a 1,5 x 2 cm well demarcated solitary mass in the pineal region with hydrocephalus. Surgery was performed and adenocarcinoma was diagnosed. A systemic investigation revealed adenocarcinoma of the lung as primary lesion. Although rare, metastatic tumor should be considered in the differential diagnosis of pineal region tumors.