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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how is a pineal gland cyst removed.?

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Dr. James Goodrich
Neurosurgery 39 years experience
Pineal cyst: Most pineal cysts are not removed unless they are causing symptoms. There are several treatments which most included various surgical approaches to drain the cyst - it depends on your anatomy and the complexity of the cyst as to how the cyst would be drained or removed.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What to do if I have a pineal gland cyst, should I be worried?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Cyst: You are obviously concerned about this and I would encourage you to go on-line and look for "pineal gland cyst". This may relieve your concern. If not, please next see the doctor who made that diagnosis. If that doesn't work your doctor would likely refer you to a specialist.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the risk of a pineal gland cyst?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery 33 years experience
Usually Very Little: Rarely a pineal gland cyst can cause headaches or other symptoms. In most cases, no treatment is necessary. The imaging should be carefully reviewed to make sure you have a pineal gland cyst and not a more serious disorder like a pineal gland tumor.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How common are pineal gland cysts?

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Dr. Guy DaSilva
Preventive Medicine 35 years experience
Pineal Gland Cysts: Although the prevalence of pineal cysts in autopsy series has been reported as being between 25% and 40%, MRI studies have documented their frequency to range between 1.5% and 10.8% in healthy adults.

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