Definition of Pinealoma

1. Noun. Tumor of the pineal gland.

Generic synonyms: Neoplasm, Tumor, Tumour



Definition of Pinealoma

1. Noun. (pathology) A tumour of the pineal gland. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Pinealoma

1. A tumour of the pineal body composed of neoplastic nests of large cells. Tumours in this region are rare, accounting for less than 1% of intracranial tumours, although in children they constitute 3%-8% of intracranial tumours. Its symptoms include hydrocephalus, conjugate paralysis of upward gaze, disturbances of gait, and precocious puberty, the last due to suppression of pineal secretion of melatonin. Because pinealomas are near the centre of the brain, they are among the most difficult of brain tumours to remove. A variety of surgical approaches has been described. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are also used. (12 Dec 1998)

Pinealoma Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Pinealoma Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pinealoma

pineal gland
pineal gland calcification
pineal glands
pineal habenula
pineal recess
pineal region tumours
pineal tumours
pinealectomies
pinealectomize
pinealectomized
pinealectomizes
pinealectomy
pinealoctomies
pinealocyte
pinealocytes
pinealoma (current term)
pinealomas
pinealomata
pinealopathy
pineals
pineapple
pineapple family
pineapple guava
pineapple guavas
pineapple juice
pineapple plant
pineapple weed
pineapples
pineappley
pineapply

Other Resources Relating to: Pinealoma

Search for Pinealoma on Dictionary.com!Search for Pinealoma on Thesaurus.com!Search for Pinealoma on Google!Search for Pinealoma on Wikipedia!

Search