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Pineal Cyst On Tailbone
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
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
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
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
Ever's a strong word: Something like that's almost NEVER an emergency since the size's not THAT HUGE to displace vital structures in the area. But, it can clearly be annoying & if jutting out in just the right way squish things that'll make you take notice. Kinda' like sittin' on a THICK WALLET (George Costanza style). Ask your father about that one. More questions or gotta pic? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
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?
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
A cyst in gland: This is basically one or more cysts in the pineal gland, a small gland in the posterior brain in the midline. We see this so frequently that it may be a normal variant. It vary rarely corresponds to any symptom of the patient. Unless it is large (greater than 1.5 cm), a pineal cyst is not important. ...Read more
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
Pineal cyst: Usually none incidental finding.Get a more detailed answer ›
A biopsy or imaging: True pineal gland cysts are not brain tumors; rather, they are a completely benign cysts. The large majority of pineal gland cysts do not enlarge much if at all. However, some do enlarge over time slowly. Even though pineal cysts are benign and usually harmless, they can mimic a tumor, they often need to be distinguished from other cystic tumors via biopsies or imaging study (ie MRI of the brain). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on symptoms: Kayleigh, Pineal cysts are generally benign and seen quite frequently in folks who have nothing wrong with their brain. Once they get above 5 mm, they have the possibility of causing symptoms such as headache, seizure, or light sensitivity. Nowadays if too large, they are drained through endoscopic brain surgery which requires only one night hospital stay and is relatively painless. ...Read more
Pineal cyst of 0.7x1.0 x1.0 CM abut to tectal plate does this mean its causing damage? What does it mean to be multilocular?
Pineal cyst: It sounds like you're reading from a radiological report, which describes the cyst's locale (abutting the tectal plate, a part of the skull). "abut" means to be next to, or to have a common boundary with. It does not mean damage. "multilocular" means the cyst has multiple pouches rather than only one. Please discuss these findings with your own doctor so that s/he can address your concerns. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently got told I have a pineal cyst at the size of 9mm... Should i be worried?! could this cyst be the reason im tired all the time?
Pineal cyst: Pineal cysts are now not uncommonly found on mr, most are just normal findings. If the radiologist is concerned they would normally order additional tests. It is unlikely your tiredness is related. ...Read more