Microsurgical management of pineal region lesions: personal experience with 119 patients

Hernesniemi J., Romani R., Albayrak B. S. , Lehto H., Dashti R., Ramsey C., ...More

SURGICAL NEUROLOGY, vol.70, no.6, pp.576-583, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 70 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.surneu.2008.07.019
  • Title of Journal : SURGICAL NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.576-583


Background: Lesions of the pineal region are histopathologically heterogeneous but often accompanied with severe progression of clinical signs. Surgical treatment remains challenging because of the close vicinity of the deep venous system and the mesencephalo-diencephalic structures in this region. We present the surgical approaches and techniques in a consecutive series of 119 patients treated by the senior author (J.H.) between 1980 and 2007 at 2 different neurosurgical university centers in Kuopio and Helsinki, Finland.