Non-tumorous Lesions of the Pineal Gland

  • Martin MajovskyEmail author


Most common non-tumorous lesion of the pineal gland is a pineal cyst. Prevalence of pineal cyst in general population is 0.7–1.5%. Most PCs are asymptomatic, and their diagnosis is rather incidental. Surgical treatment in patients with non-specific symptoms is controversial. However, literature suggests improvement in majority of patients. Other non-tumorous lesion of the pineal gland are calcifications, apoplexy and arteriovenous malformation.


Pineal Cyst Stereotactic Apoplexy Parinaud’s 



I would like to acknowledge prof. Vladimir Benes, M.D., Ph.D. for his support and valuable help during the preparation of this chapter.


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  1. 1.Department of Neurosurgery and NeurooncologyFirst Faculty of Medicine of Charles University, Military University HospitalPragueCzech Republic

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