Implantation metastasis of pineoblastoma after stereotactic biopsy. Case report

J. V. Rosenfeld, M. A. Murphy, C. W. Chow

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A case is reported of implantation metastasis occurring 2 months after stereotactic biopsy of a pineoblastoma was performed in an 18-month-old child. Although implantation metastasis is well recognized after needle biopsy of solid tumors, it has not been described following stereotactic biopsy of a brain tumor. Implications for the role of stereotactic biopsy in the management of brain tumors is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-290
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Neurosurgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • brain neoplasm
  • pineoblastoma
  • stereotactic biopsy
  • tumor seeding

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