Pineal cyst complicated by haemorrhage

Case contributed by Dr Louie Ye


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. .


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.

PlayAdd to Share

Case information

rID: 51193
Published: 8th Feb 2017
Last edited: 9th Feb 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.