Items Tagged ‘pineal region tumor’
Dr. Jeffrey Bruce in 'World Neurosurgery' on the Complexities of Pineal Tumors
Pineal tumors make up between three and eight percent of all childhood brain tumors and up to one percent of brain tumors overall. These tumors are complex and the exact treatment strategy for each individual patient requires decision making at the highest level...Posted on Aug 14, 2014 by Department Author In Brain Tumor News, Brain Tumors, Doctors, Neurosurgeons, News, Pineal Tumor
Pineal Region Tumors
The pineal gland, which is a tiny gland located in the back of the base of the brain, creates the neurotransmitters melatonin and serotonin, although its purpose is not entirely clear. Tumors in this region can be of a wide variety of types; the most common are germ cell tumors, which arise from...