Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Nemazee Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

2 Department of Pathology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 Breast Diseases Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

4 Colorectal Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

5 Shiraz Institute for Cancer Research, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

Abstract

Pineal region tumors are uncommon lesions in the central nervous system. Papillary tumor of the pineal region is recently recognized as a separate disease. Its incidence, treatment, and outcome are not well-defined. We have reported the case of a 6 yearold- boy with papillary tumor of the pineal region. He presented with headaches, nausea and vomiting and, after a biopsy, was referred for radiotherapy. The patient received 54 Gy irradiation to the pineal region followed by a chemotherapy regimen of cisplatin, vincristine, and lomostine. His tumor decreased slightly. After 4 years, the patient has remained well and attends school. He is under routine follow-up. We suggest radical radiotherapy as the main treatment for papillary tumors of the pineal region.