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Doctor insights on: Pineal Gland Cysts

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How common are pineal gland cysts?

How common are pineal gland cysts?

Pineal Gland Cysts: 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. ...Read more

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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Benign pineal gland cyst cause?

Benign pineal gland cyst cause?

Pineal gland cyst: 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. ...Read more

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

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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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?

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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Do i need to shave my head to get surgery to remove a pineal gland cyst?

Do i need to shave my head to get surgery to remove a pineal gland cyst?

Depends.: It depends on the surgeon and the approach chosen by the surgeon. Some surgeons only do a minimal shave, others take off more hair. ...Read more