Haemosiderin staining centred on the right dentate nucleus is dimensions are 10 x 12 mm and T2 weighted sequence, with blooming on the susceptibility-weighted imaging. On T1 sequences this corresponds to a central region of signal dropout. Intrinsic T1 hyperintensity but no pathological contrast enhancement. No adjacent developmental venous anomaly is identified. Two further susceptibility foci are identified, one in the right thalamus and the other in left temporal white matter.
The remainder of the brain is normal for age, with a few scattered white matter foci of T2 hyperintensity compatible with mild changes of chronic small vessel ischaemia. No hydrocephalus.
T2 hypointense and T1 hyperintense ovoid mass in the midline to left pituitary, between anterior and posterior pituitary has dimensions of 5.7 x 7 x 13 mm.
MR angiogram demonstrates foetal supply of the left posterior cerebral artery and asymmetrically large calibre right A2 and A3 segments of the anterior cerebral artery.
No intracranial aneurysm or evidence of vascular malformation.
Left hypertrophic olivary degeneration secondary to previous bleed in the right dentate nucleus.
The site of the previous haemorrhage does not have a clear underlying popcorn lesion of an underlying cavernoma.
Based on location, the previous dentate nucleus haemorrhage and right thalamic microbleed could have hypertensive aetiology, but the susceptibility focus in the left temporal white matter would be an atypical location for hypertensive haemorrhage and could represent a tiny cavernoma.
No AVM identified.
Probable Rathke's cleft cyst.