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

Dr. Jefferson Chen
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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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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Dr. Kenneth Smith
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What symptoms are associated with a large pineal cyst 15mm x 11 mm x 12 mm?

Dr. Kenneth Smith
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Pineal cyst: Usually none incidental finding.

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Dr. Piotr Obara
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What would you do for a 1.0 pineal cyst?

Dr. Piotr Obara
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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
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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What is the risk of a pineal gland cyst?

Dr. Michael Gabor
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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?

Dr. James Goodrich
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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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Dr. Bikash Bose
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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

Dr. Bikash Bose
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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?

Dr. James Goodrich
Board Certified, Neurosurgery
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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. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
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What to do if I have resently been diagnosed with a binine pineal gland cyst and I was wondering what the risk are of it growing?

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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What to do if I have resently been diagnosed with a binine pineal gland cyst and I was wondering what the risk are of it growing?

Experience: In my practice small cysts of the pineal are far from rare, and often we follow these for a while with yearly MRI films. Most never increase in size, and some even shrink over time, and it is rare that the typical cyst will expand to the point of requiring surgery. ...Read more

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

Dr. Yuan Lin
Board Certified, Pathology
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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.?

Dr. James Goodrich
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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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