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Pineal cysts: an incidental MRI finding?
  1. A Di Costanzo,
  2. G Tedeschi,
  3. F Di Salle,
  4. F Golia,
  5. R Morrone,
  6. V Bonavita
  1. University of Naples, Institute of Neurological Sciences, First School of Medicine, Italy.

    Abstract

    The incidence of pineal cysts (PC) in "standard" MRI was reviewed. Seven cases of PC were found from 400 consecutive MRI examinations. PC did not produce clinically relevant symptoms in any of the patients. Our data, as well as those emerging from a critical review of the literature, suggest that PC are often asymptomatic and represent an incidental MRI finding.

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