Pineal cyst

Case contributed by Dr Heba Abdelmonem



Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Female


A well-circumscribed cyst of the pineal region. It has a low T1 signal, high T2 and not fully suppressed on FLAIR images. No restricted diffusion on DWI. Following administration of contrast, there is a thin marginal enhancement. It measures 15 x 9 x 9 mm. Both internal cerebral veins as splayed and elevated by the cyst. No mass effect on the underlying tectal plate.

Case Discussion

Incidental finding of small pineal cyst.

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Case information

rID: 67483
Published: 23rd Nov 2019
Last edited: 24th Nov 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Zagazig University Hospital

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