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CNS tumor
CNS cysts
Pineal cyst

Reviewer: Eman Abdelzaher, M.D., Ph.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 18 April 2013, last major update February 2012
Copyright: (c) 2005-2013, PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.

Definition
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Radiology
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Radiology images
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Various images

Case reports
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Gross description
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Gross images
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Pineal cyst

Micro description
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Three layered cyst:

Micro images
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Cyst is separated from partially calcified normal pineal tissue by thick layer of gliofibrillary tissue with Rosenthal fibers

Pineal gland cyst adjacent to midbrain

Pineal tissue (left) and glial tissue (right)

Cytology description
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Differential diagnosis
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End of CNS tumor > CNS cysts > Pineal cyst


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