Pineal Region Tumor Treatment

IBS Hospital’s Precision in Pineal Region Tumor Surgery

IBS Hospital excels in the treatment of pineal region tumors, offering advanced surgical options. Our experienced surgeons utilize the latest technologies and techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes, focusing on individualized patient care.

What are Pineal Region Tumors?

These rare tumors primarily develop in the central nervous system, either in the pineal gland or its surrounding tissues. The pineal gland, located behind the brain stem, regulates the production of melatonin, known as the sleep hormone. Tumors in this area can block the channels for cerebrospinal fluid flow, leading to increased cranial pressure. Pineal region tumors are broadly classified into two types: germ cell tumors and pineal gland tumors. Accounting for less than 1 percent of all brain tumors, pineal region tumors are quite uncommon and are more likely to affect children and teenagers than adults.

What are the symptoms of Pineal Region Tumors?

Common symptoms that may indicate Pineal Region Tumors include:

  • Frequent and severe headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Eye movement difficulties
  • Balance and coordination issues
  • Unexplained changes in vision
  • Fatigue and weakness
What are the causes of Pineal Region Tumors?

The underlying cause of Pineal Region Tumors remains unknown. However, the genetic mutations associated with these tumors are most commonly observed in individuals with bilateral retinoblastoma, an inherited genetic disorder.

How are Pineal Region Tumors diagnosed?

Numerous diagnostic methods are available for identifying Pineal Region Tumors, with treatment varying based on factors like tumor size, location, and grade.

Common diagnostic procedures include:

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Biopsy for tissue sample analysis
  • Lumbar puncture to collect and assess cerebrospinal fluid
  • Blood analysis
  • Tests for Alpha-Fetoprotein and Human Chorionic Gonadotropin markers (specifically for certain germ cell tumors)
How are Pineal Region Tumors treated at IBS Hospital?

The treatment approach for Pineal Region Tumors depends largely on the tumor type.

For germ cell tumors, radiation therapy is commonly used as the primary treatment or in combination with chemotherapy. In some instances, surgery may be necessary to remove the tumor.

In the case of pineal gland tumors, surgical removal is typically recommended, often followed by radiation therapy to reduce the risk of recurrence. For high-grade tumors, chemotherapy might also be administered.

Additionally, if there is significant pressure build-up due to fluid accumulation, a surgical procedure may be conducted to drain the cerebrospinal fluid and alleviate symptoms.

Our team of experts that make it possible

Meet the team of highly specialised and experienced neurosurgeons, neurologists, orthopedicians, and other experts in the field of neurology and spine care. Our team is dedicated to providing personalised and compassionate care to each patient, with the goal of helping them achieve the best possible outcomes.

IBS Hospital Empowers Your Treatment with Cutting-edge Technology

We continuously incorporate cutting-edge technologies from around the world into our offerings, such as a surgical system that allows for precise and confident complex procedures. We use magnetic stimulation to treat certain neurological conditions and create personalised brain maps for tailored treatment plans. Nerve monitoring during surgeries ensures the nervous system is not compromised, and a robotic exoskeleton aids in mobility issues. Our goal at IBS Hospital is to provide the best care possible, utilising the latest and most innovative technologies available.

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