In and around the pineal gland: a neuroimaging review.
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Zaccagna, F., Brown, F., Allinson, K., Devadass, A., Kapadia, A., Massoud, T., & Matys, T. (2022). In and around the pineal gland: a neuroimaging review.. Clin Radiol https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crad.2021.09.020
Lesions arising in or around the pineal gland comprise a heterogeneous group of pathologies ranging from benign non-neoplastic cysts to highly malignant neoplasms. Pineal cysts are frequently encountered as an incidental finding in daily radiology practice but there is no universal agreement on the criteria for, frequency of, and duration of follow-up imaging. Solid pineal neoplasms pose a diagnostic challenge owing to considerable overlap in their imaging characteristics, although a combination of radiological appearances, clinical findings, and tumour markers allows for narrowing of the differential diagnosis. In this review, we describe the radiological anatomy of the pineal region, clinical symptoms, imaging appearances, and differential diagnosis of lesions arising in this area, and highlight the clinical management of these conditions.
Brain Neoplasms, Cysts, Diagnosis, Differential, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Neuroimaging, Pineal Gland, Pinealoma
National Institute for Health Research (IS-BRC-1215-20014)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crad.2021.09.020
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/331279
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