Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pineal Region Masses

  • Pineal cyst (shown above): Most common pineal lesion.
  • Pineal tumor: Pineoblastoma (children), germinoma (young adults), pineocytoma (older people).
  • Extrapineal tumor: Meningioma, tectal glioma.
  • Arachnoid cyst: Located in the quadrigeminal plate cistern.
  • Infection: Neurocysticercosis.
  • Congenital: Lipoma.
  • Dermoid/epidermoid cyst:
  • Vein of galen malformation:

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