Pineal region

The area of the brain bounded dorsally by the splenium of the corpus callosum and the tela choroidea, ventrally by the quadrigeminal plate and midbrain tectum, rostrally by the posterior aspect of the third ventricle, and caudally by the cerebellar vermis 1).

The pineal region, also referred to as the posterior incisural space, is one of the most complex neurosurgical regions 2).

A striking feature is the diversity of lesions (neoplastic and nonneoplastic) that may occur in this location due to the variety of tissues and conditions normally present.

see Pineal cyst.

see Pineal region tumor.

see Pineal region approach.

Ringertz N, Nordenstam H, Flyger G. Tumors of the Pineal Region. J Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 1954; 13:540–561
Yamamoto I. Pineal region tumor: surgical anatomy and approach. J Neurooncol. 2001 Sep;54(3):263-75. Review. PubMed PMID: 11767292.
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