Pineal cyst apoplexy: report of an unusual case managed conservatively

Ayhan S., Bal E., Palaoglu S., Cila A.

NEUROLOGIA I NEUROCHIRURGIA POLSKA, vol.45, no.6, pp.604-607, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


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.