Symptomatic pineal cyst: Case report

P. K. Maurer, J. Ecklund, J. E. Parisi, S. Ondra

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Pineal cysts are being described with increasing frequency since the advent of magnetic resonance imaging. Although pineal cysts are ntal findings om as many as 4% of magnetic resonance imaging studies, symptomatic pineal cysts are quite rare. We present a case of pineal cyst causing aqueductal obstruction with symptomatic hydrocephalus and resultant headache and syncope, which was treated by surgical resection. A review of the relevant literature and discussion follow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-454
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990


  • hydrocephalus
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • pineal body
  • pineal cyst
  • pineal gland

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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