Malignant pineal teratomas: a report on three patients and the case for craniospinal irradiation following chemotherapy

Suresh Senan, Roy Rampling, Stanley B. Kaye

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalRadiotherapy and oncology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1991


  • Chemotherapy
  • Craniospinal irradiation
  • Malignant pineal teratoma

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