Multiloculated pineal cyst

Case contributed by Roberto Schubert


The patient originally underwent an MRI for headaches. A pineal cyst was detected, that was followed up for several years.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Note: This case has been tagged as "legacy" as it no longer meets image preparation and/or other case publication guidelines.


T2-weighted MRI showed a thin-walled, multiloculated cyst in the pineal region, that did not demonstrate interval growth over a period of three years.

Case Discussion

Pineal cysts are common and when typical in appearance they require no follow-up. Larger cysts or those with atypical features (such as this one) may need to be followed up to ensure they do not represent cystic pineal neoplasms (e.g. pineocytoma). 

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