Pineal cyst complicated by haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Louie Ye

Presentation

Temporal frontal headache and photophobia.

Patient Data

Age: 16 years
Gender: Male

Pineal cyst demonstrating a blood sedimentation level, consistent with prior haemorrhage. No internal enhancement is seen.

The pineal cyst has a thin wall which does not enhance.

No significant mass effect on the cerebral aqueduct.

No suprasellar mass or pituitary enlargement. .

Conclusion:

Pineal cyst complicated by haemorrhage. 

Case Discussion

This pineal cyst has been followed up for 4 years, the result of the follow-up showed no features of an underlying pineal gland tumour and no further evidence of recurrent haemorrhage.

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Case information

rID: 51193
Case created: 7th Feb 2017
Last edited: 9th Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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