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Pineal Cyst Symptoms
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
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
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 ›
I have a calcified 11mm pineal cyst after weeks of headaches & a seizuree. Symptoms continuing w/ insomnia Do cysts these size (>5 mm) often shrink?
Ask a neurosurgeon: Your best bet is to consult with a neurosurgeon. Most pineal cysts are benign and slow growing ,but they need to be distinguished from a tumor. They could also grow to compress the cerebral aqueduct which could disrupt the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid and cause build up of fluid in your brain. It could also compress the brain stem interfering with your visual gaze. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can trauma (severe whiplash) due to an MVA cause a pineal cyst to form? 1.5 X 1.2 cm - accident was 1.5 years ago, battling symptoms since it happened
Pineal cyst of 0.7x1.0 x1.0 CM abut to tectal plate does this mean its causing damage? Is scintillating scotoma a seizure symptom?
Probably not: First, pineal cysts are reasonably common and typically don't amount to much. The visual symptoms you describe are quite unlikely to be related to seizure-related. Talk with your neurologist about these findings, but resist the temptation to automatically link the two things. ...Read more
MRI scan shows 17mm pineal cyst that didn't show in CT 3 years ago. Symptoms of headache n tingling. Is this large? Will they operate? I'm terrified
I had a 1.3cm pineal cyst found in may. Lately had funny visual symptoms and head pressure. An opthamologist said the back of my eye looked normal. Does that rule out increased intracranial pressure?
Mri showed small pineal cyst and sinusitis ethnoid and mild mucus in frontal and sphenoid sinuses.Symptoms left eye pain to eyebrow, cheek. Can sinusitis cause this much pressure pain.Or something else?
Pineal cyst. Could it cause MS type symptoms in muscle tightness, strange sensations, fatigue, nerve pain, dizziness, pain behind left eye. ?
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
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