Pineocytoma

Case contributed by Utkarsh Kabra
Diagnosis possible

Presentation

Hypersomnia.

Patient Data

Age: 20 years
mri

Prominent pineal gland is seen, measuring approx. 11 x 08 x 5.5 mm (AP x TD x CC) with tiny cystic areas within. It shows heterogeneous enhancement on post contrast study. No significant mass effect is seen in present scan.

Case Discussion

Findings suggest possibility of pineocytoma, although a plump normal pineal gland would look very similar. 

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