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J R Coll Gen Pract. 1986 September; 36(290): 416–417.
PMCID: PMC1960531

Once in a lifetime: a case of a pineal tumour


This paper describes the case of a 14-year-old boy who presented to his general practitioner with a history of headaches and visual problems. Investigations subsequently revealed that he had a pineal tumour. The management of the patient is described and this rare condition discussed.

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