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What is a pineal tumor?

A brain tumor

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A pineal tumor is an abnormal growth in the pineal gland, which is in the center of the brain. It can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancer). Even benign pineal tumors may cause severe symptoms like vision loss, headaches, and hormone problems due to the location.
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Where is a pineal tumor?

Near Center of brain

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The pineal gland is located near the center of the brain. A pineal tumor is generally located in the same area
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Benign pineal gland cyst cause?

Pineal gland cyst

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Pineal gland cysts are not at all uncommon. As long as the MR is not showing any tumor characteristics which it sounds like is the case here here. These cysts can also cause obstructive hydrocephalus but they would have seen that on MRI
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Dr. Guy S. DaSilva answered:

How common are pineal gland cysts?

Pineal Gland Cysts

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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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Can pineal tumors cause psychoses?

Not Generally

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Pineal Tumors do not typically cause psychoses. However a large tumor can affect the level of wakefulness and may affect thinking, concentration ,etc.
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What's pineocytoma of pineal gland?

A benign tumor

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A pineocytoma is generally a benign tumor of the pineal gland. The pineal gland is thought to be possibly related to day/night cycles in humans. Pineocytomas are not malignant and do not spread like other types of brain tumors. However, they can reach a significant size and potentially can block the flow of CSF and produce a secondary condition called hydrocephalus which can be life threatening.
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Who does Pineal tumor brain surgery?

Neurosurgeon

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Most neurosurgeons can do this surgery. Depending on the size of the pineal tumor, you may want to call around to different universities or large medical centers and ask if there is a neurosurgeon who does endoscopic surgery and may do your tumor. But any neurosurgeon can give you the proper consultation.
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Dr. Dan E. Fisher answered:

Does fluoride block your pineal gland?

No.

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Not sure where that comes from, but it is not true. Fluoride can be seen in the aged pineal gland along with other minerals.
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What are the symptoms of a pineal cyst?

These vary

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Pineal cysts are fluid collections surrounded by a membrane located near the pineal gland. Most often these are found incidentally on CT/MRI scans done for other reasons. If these cysts become very large they can lead to obstruction of the normal spinal fluid pathways. This can lead to symptoms of headache, nausea, blurred vision- ie. symptoms of hydrocephalus.
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Dr. Piotr Obara answered:

What would you do for a 1.0 pineal cyst?

Common

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Pineal cysts are very common and those measuring about 1 cm or less don't cause any problems.
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