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Dr. Jefferson Chen
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What are the symptoms of a pineal cyst?

What are the symptoms of a pineal cyst?

These vary : 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. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What would you do for a 1.0 pineal cyst?

What would you do for a 1.0 pineal cyst?

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

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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What is the risk of a pineal gland cyst?

What is the risk of a pineal gland cyst?

If the cyst: is small, generally it is an incidental finding requiring no treatment and causing no symptoms ...Read more

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Dr. James Goodrich
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Is a 2 CM x 1cm pineal gland cyst considered large?

Is a 2 CM x 1cm pineal gland cyst considered large?

Pineal cyst: A 2cm x 1cm cyst is not particularly large in an adult patient. What is more important is whether it is causing symptoms and whether it shows signs of a possible tumor on mr studies. ...Read more

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Is a pineal cyst of 0.7x1.0 x1.0 CM very large? And can they shrink on there own? How can they tell if it is a cyst or tumor? Cause of zig zag vision

Pineal cyst: It is not big. It is probably benign and can be evaluated by mri.Usually they don't shrink . This size cyst should not cause any visual problems ...Read more

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Dr. James Goodrich
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What is the risk of a pineal gland cyst?

What is the risk of a pineal gland cyst?

Pineal gland cyst: Most pineal gland cysts are incidentally found, meaning they are common. Unless the cyst is showing signs of growth or compression of surrounding structures they are typical just followed with serial studies. ...Read more

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Dr. Yuan Lin
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What are the differences between a pineal cyst and tumor?

Pineal cyst or tumor: Pineal cyst is a non-neoplastic glial cyst within the pineal gland. Pineal tumor is usually neoplastic, benign or malignant. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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