Pineal cyst

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Presentation

Headaches for investigation.

Patient Data

Age: Middle aged adult

MRI brain

Modality: MRI

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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Case Information

rID: 11769
Case created: 20th Oct 2010
Last edited: 17th Sep 2015
Tag: pineal
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