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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can a brain tumor on the pineal gland cause epilepsy?

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Dr. Nir Hus
Dr. Nir Husanswered
General Surgery 18 years experience
Brain tumor: All brain rumors can cause seizures.
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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 47 years experience
Not typically: The pineal gland is located in the center of the brain near eye nerve pathways and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) system. Symptoms include double vision, headache, nausea, & vomiting. I suspect seizures could happen but are not common. Pineal tumors are also rare .. only 1% of all primary brain tumors. Other causes of seizures should be investigated.
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Last updated Apr 7, 2019

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