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Do i need to shave my head to get surgery to remove a pineal gland cyst?

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Dr. Kenneth Liu
Neurosurgery 20 years experience
Depends.: It depends on the surgeon and the approach chosen by the surgeon. Some surgeons only do a minimal shave, others take off more hair.

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A 29-year-old female asked:

What does the pineal gland do and how big can a cyst on it get before surgury is needed?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Pineal cyst: The pineal gland produces melatonin (which helps regulate sleep/wake cycles). Many pineal cysts are found incidentally. The ones that need treatment are usually the ones that cause symptoms (hydrocephalus). Some doctors would elect to follow asymptomatic cysts >10mm w/ serial imaging while others would just follow clinically. It really depends on the surgeon.
A 38-year-old member asked:

I have to shave your head to get surgery to remove a pineal gland cyst? What do I do?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Shave head.: May want to go to a barber who does shaves. They will usually do it at hospital tho. May not need to shave entire head. discuss with your team.

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