|Classification and external resources|
Pineoblastoma may occur in patients with hereditary uni- or bilateral retinoblastoma. When retinoblastoma patients present with pineoblastoma this is characterized as "trilateral retinoblastoma". Prognosis of patients with trilateral retinoblastoma is dismal, only a few patients have survived more than 5 years after diagnosis; all survivors were diagnosed with small tumors in a subclinical stage.
Lately, this disease was featured in headlines of several newspapers all over the world in a patient without retinoblatoma.
- Provenzale JM, Weber AL, Klintworth GK, McLendon RE (January 1995). "Radiologic-pathologic correlation. Bilateral retinoblastoma with coexistent pinealoblastoma (trilateral retinoblastoma)". AJNR Am J Neuroradiol 16 (1): 157–65. PMID 7900586.
- Kivelä T (June 1999). "Trilateral retinoblastoma: a meta-analysis of hereditary retinoblastoma associated with primary ectopic intracranial retinoblastoma". Journal of Clinical Oncology 17 (6): 1829–37. PMID 10561222.
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