Pineal cyst

Case contributed by Dr Andrew Dixon

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Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Female

CT Bain

Modality: CT

CT of the brain demonstrates no focal mass or abnormality. Incidental note is made of a 20 mm pineal cyst. 

Case Discussion

When pineal cysts are large they can compress the tectum and even result in obstructive hydrocephalus (not in this patient). It is advisable to follow atypical / large pineal cysts as they may represent a cystic pineal neoplasms. Further assessment with an MRI should be performed in this case. 

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Case Information

rID: 15052
Case created: 18th Sep 2011
Last edited: 6th Jan 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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