CNS tumor
Cytopathology competency assessment
Pineal region lesions



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Revised: 2 January 2019, last major update September 2012

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Gordon H. Yu, M.D.
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  1. Pineocytoma and pineoblastoma
    1. Identify the cell of origin for pineocytoma and pineoblastoma
    2. Recognize differences in patient age for those with pineocytoma, as compared with those with pineoblastoma
    3. Understand the typical presenting clinical signs and symptoms of these lesions (Parinaud syndrome) and their physiologic basis
    4. Identify expected radiologic findings of these lesions and their anatomic location
    5. Understand the typical clinical course for patients and factors (clinical and pathologic) which may influence clinical outcome
    6. Recognize typical cytomorphologic features of pinecytoma and pineoblastoma and features useful in its diagnosis
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