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