Spontenous interval decrease in size of a Non Hemorrhagic Pineal cyst.

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Spontenous interval decrease in size of a Non Hemorrhagic Pineal cyst.

Gender, Age

Female, 81

Diagnosis

Spontenous interval decrease in size of a Non Hemorrhagic Pineal cyst.

History

81 female with a clinical history of cerebral infarction. The patient subsequently underwent Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) evaluation for further evaluation and an incidental 1.9 centimeter non hemorrhagic Pineal cyst was noted. Follow up imaging 4 years later, again performed for evaluating for cerebral infarction, revealed that the Pineal cyst had decreased in size, now measuring 1.2 centimeter in maximal dimension

Findings

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Discussion

There are reports in the literature of Pineal lesions which have decreased in size without treatment. Chirico, et al presents a case of decrease in size of a Pineal cyst after third ventriculostomy while Mattogno et al demonstrates solid lesions of the Pineal region can spontaneous regress [1, 2]. Finally, Millichap presents regression of a hemorrhage within a newborn’s Pineal gland [3]. This case report demonstrates spontaneous interval decrease of a pineal region non hemorrhagic cyst, heretofore, unreported in the medical literature.

Pearls

This is a novel finding demonstrating that pineal cyst can decrease in size without intervention.

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  • Roland Talanow 2020-05-14 09:21:04

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  • Roland Talanow 2020-05-14 09:19:47

    What is the clinical relevance of this case?
    Would be nice to describe the findings
    Typo in title.

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