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Pineocytoma

Case contributed by Utkarsh Kabra
Diagnosis possible

Presentation

Hypersomnia

Patient Data

Age: 15 years
Gender: Male
mri

Prominent pineal gland with tiny cystic areas within, showing heterogeneous enhancement on post contrast study. No significant mass effect or hydrocephalus seen.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest the possibility of pineocytoma, although a plump normal pineal gland would look very similar. Whether this can lead to the patient's symptoms or is an incidental finding is a matter of debate.

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