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Keywords:

  • atypical teratoma;
  • brain neoplasms;
  • neoplasm metastasis;
  • pineal body;
  • pineal germinoma;
  • ventriculoperitoneal shunt.

The case of a 13 year old boy with pineal germinoma and subsequent metastasis 3 years later via ventriculoperitoneal shunt to the abdominal cavity is presented. The abdominal disease was managed with chemotherapy and subsequent surgical resection. He remains free of disease 2 years following the resection. The literature regarding this rare complication is reviewed.