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Vol 45, No 6 (2011)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2011-02-15
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Pineal cyst apoplexy: report of an unusual case managed conservatively

Selim Ayhan, Ercan Bal, Selcuk Palaoglu, Aysenur Cila
DOI: 10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60129-8
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2011;45(6):604-607.

open access

Vol 45, No 6 (2011)
OPIS PRZYPADKU
Submitted: 2011-02-15

Abstract

Pineal cyst apoplexy is a very rare entity with previously reported symptoms of severe frontal or occipital headache, gaze paresis and visual field defects, nausea or vomiting, syncope, ataxia, hearing loss and sudden death. The treatment options for symptomatic pineal cysts are observation, shunting, aspiration via stereotactic guidance or endoscopy, third ventriculostomy, ventriculocysternostomy, and/or surgical resection by craniotomy and microsurgery.

Here, the authors report an unusual case of a 28-year-old male patient with pineal cyst apoplexy, presenting with headache, insomnia, and sexual dysfunction symptoms who is being managed conservatively and observed for two years by an academic tertiary care unit.

Abstract

Pineal cyst apoplexy is a very rare entity with previously reported symptoms of severe frontal or occipital headache, gaze paresis and visual field defects, nausea or vomiting, syncope, ataxia, hearing loss and sudden death. The treatment options for symptomatic pineal cysts are observation, shunting, aspiration via stereotactic guidance or endoscopy, third ventriculostomy, ventriculocysternostomy, and/or surgical resection by craniotomy and microsurgery.

Here, the authors report an unusual case of a 28-year-old male patient with pineal cyst apoplexy, presenting with headache, insomnia, and sexual dysfunction symptoms who is being managed conservatively and observed for two years by an academic tertiary care unit.

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Keywords

apoplexy, melatonin, observation, pineal cyst, pineal gland

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Title

Pineal cyst apoplexy: report of an unusual case managed conservatively

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 45, No 6 (2011)

Pages

604-607

DOI

10.1016/S0028-3843(14)60129-8

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2011;45(6):604-607.

Keywords

apoplexy
melatonin
observation
pineal cyst
pineal gland

Authors

Selim Ayhan
Ercan Bal
Selcuk Palaoglu
Aysenur Cila

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