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Other names: Pinealocytoma
Micrograph of a pineocytoma. HPS stain.

Pineocytoma, is a benign, slowly growing tumor of the pineal gland. Unlike the similar condition pineal gland cyst, it is uncommon.

Pineocytomas are diagnosed from tissue, i.e. a brain biopsy.[citation needed]They consist of:

Pineocytoma in a 35-year-old person

See also


  1. Wippold FJ, Perry A (March 2006). "Neuropathology for the neuroradiologist: rosettes and pseudorosettes". AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 27 (3): 488–92. PMID 16551982.

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