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2023 Jan 19

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown)

Defining Occult High-Risk Cysts of the Pineal Region: A Case Series.


Guadix SW, Marianayagam NJ, Weidman EK, Yuan M, Liechty B, Greenfield JP, Souweidane MM
Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2023 Jan 19.
PMID: 36716050.


Absence of hydrocephalus on neuroimaging may impart a false sense of security for patients with pineal cysts. In this case series, we characterize a subset of patients with pineal cysts having an occult presentation. Unifying features of worsening paroxysmal headaches suggesting intermittent obstructive hydrocephalus and radiographic evidence of third ventricular invagination characterize these patients as high risk.