Survival outcomes following resection for pineal region glioma

Takeaway

  • The extent of resection of pineal region gliomas does not correlate with survival outcomes.

Why this matters

  • It is generally accepted that there is a high correlation between extent of surgical resection and survival outcomes in the management of intracranial gliomas.

  • The impact of microsurgical resection on outcomes specifically in pineal region gliomas is not well understood.