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A 22-year-old female asked:

Might have to have surgery on pineal gland tumor what are some of the risks. is it safe?

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Dr. Clarence Watridge
Neurosurgery 46 years experience
Yes: In experienced hands pineal region tumors can usually be performed successfully without too high a risk. It is brain surgery so it does come with risks to life and limb but complication rates are nott exceedingly high. One has to understand that serious medical issues usually don't have simple or risk free treatments.

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