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Pineal gland tumor
The pineal gland tumors represent 3-8% from the total number of cerebral tumors in the child. The mean age at onset ranges between 10 and 13 years. Symptoms are correlated tightly with both the anatomic relations of the pineal gland and the hystological structure of the tumor. The most encountered simptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, all having as cause the compression on the surrounding tissues and the consecutive hydrocephaly. The authors present a 6 years old female child admitted in Clinic II Pediatrics for repeated vomiting, headache. Eye background examination revealed the papila of the optic nerve with erased contur while the MRI exam found a pineal gland tumor accompanied by triventricular hydrocephaly
Key words: vomiting, headache, pinealoma