Malignant pineal teratomas carry a poor prognosis. We describe a long-term survivor after chemotherapy and craniospinal irradiation, and another who achieved only transient disease control with chemotherapy and cranial irradiation. Spinal cord spread occurred in first patient and long-term survivors have been reported following surgery and craniospinal irradiation alone, suggesting a role for craniospinal irradiation following chemotherapy.
- Craniospinal irradiation
- Malignant pineal teratoma