Pineoblastoma is a rare, aggressive, malignant tumor that emerges in or near the pineal gland, a small endocrine gland near the center of the brain. The endocrine gland secretes hormones into the bloodstream. Unlike other similar tumors, pineoblastoma can spread through the cerebrospinal fluid, but it rarely reaches other parts of the body. Pineoblastomas are most common in children. Symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, vision and memory problems.
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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by pineoblastoma. Rare cancers, including pineoblastoma, present unique challenges that our highly skilled neurologists and neurosurgeons address with a broad range of traditional and leading-edge treatments. We offer several minimally invasive surgeries that can be essential to removing large tumors, because surgeons are able reach parts of the brain otherwise difficult to access. Eliminating all of the pineoblastoma is essential because of its rapid rate of growth.