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What are pineal parenchymal CNS embryonal tumors?

Pineal parenchymal tumors are one of six types of central nervous system embryonal tumors. These tumors originate in a type of cell located in the pineal gland called a pineotcyte (the pineal gland is located in the brain). These types of tumors can grow slowly or quickly. Treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

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