MR imaging of papillary tumor of the pineal region

A H Chang, G N Fuller, J M Debnam, J P Karis, S W Coons, J S Ross, B L Dean
AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology 2008, 29 (1): 187-9
We report the imaging features of 4 cases of patients with papillary tumor of the pineal region, a tumor newly recognized in the 2007 World Health Organization "Classification of Tumors of the Nervous System." In each case, the tumor was intrinsically hyperintense on T1-weighted images with a characteristic location in the posterior commissure or pineal region. The pathologic hallmarks of the tumor are discussed, including a possible explanation for the MR imaging characteristics in our cases.

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