Multiloculated pineal cyst

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


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

Patient Data

Age: 30
Gender: Female

T2-weighted MRI showed a thin-walled, multiloculated cyst in the pineal region, that did not grow during a period of three years.

Case Discussion

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

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Case information

rID: 13960
Published: 3rd Jun 2011
Last edited: 11th Oct 2016
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