Pineal cyst

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Diagnosis probable


Headaches for investigation.

Patient Data

Age: Middle aged adult

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

MRI brain


MRI of the brain demonstrates a small well circumscribed pineal region cyst, characteristic of an incidental pineal cyst. 

Case Discussion

Pineal cysts are very common, and in the vast majority of cases they are asymptomatic. They are important however insofar they can mimic cystic pineal neoplasms such as cystic pineocytomas. They are also a cause of much angst and googling by patients. 

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