Pineal cyst

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental finding on late follow-up after meningioma resection.

Patient Data

Age: 45 years
Gender: Female

MRI Brain

There is a simple pineal cyst measuring 10 mm and showing a thin rim enhancement. 

Case Discussion

This case illustrates a common and usually asymptomatic lesion witch is a common incidental finding: simple pineal cyst

There is a controversial discussion whether an imaging follow-up is really necessary or not. To avoid patient's anxiety or even unnecessary money expenditure in the future, this case's report conclude: "The simple pineal cyst remains stable. No atypical features are present". 

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Case information

rID: 39407
Published: 3rd Sep 2015
Last edited: 24th Nov 2019
Tag: rmh
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