Does lithium carbonate effect the pineal gland of the brain?

Insignificantly. Some animal studies showed that lithium can alter circadian rhythm of melatonin secretion by pineal gland. It can be related to therapeutic effect of lithium bu not to any side effects.

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How big would a tumor be on the pineal gland before it starts pushing onto the brain stem?

Brain tumor. Pineal region tumors can be relatively small (1.5 cm) and cause symptoms. Pressure on the tectum of the brain stem will cause compression and narrowing of the aqueduct of Sylvius which causes paralysis of upward gaze and obstructive hydrocephalus. Review the imaging studies with a neurosurgeon to help you understand the problem and the treatment options. Read more...

Should I participate in p.E.? I may have swelling of the pineal gland or the brain around the pineal gland is it safe to be participating in p.E.?

I . I wish i had a concrete answer for you. I believe you should be fine to participate in pe, however i must say you should seek clearance from the doctor that told you about this issue. It is always best in cases like this or similar cases to get detailed instructions from your doctor. Don't hesitate to call the office with this concern. I am sure someone will get back to you with the doctor's instructions. Best of luck. Read more...
Probably safe. If it's just a pineal cyst, this should probably be ok. An exception would be for those masses large enough to obstruct spinal fluid flow, sometimes requiring a shunt. As mentioned, check with your neurosurgeon. Read more...

What are some side effects of having a brain tumor on your pineal gland?

"Side" effects? Not SIDE effects; just effects! Well, there's headache, nausea, vomiting, obstructive hydrocephalus, Parinaud's syndrome, mydriasis, convergence spasm, anisocoria, refractory nystagmus, downgaze palsy, ataxia, dysmetria, and dysdiadochokinesis, to name a few. Sorry, you asked. I can list them for you, but you can't seriously expect a description or simple explanation in 400 characters. Read more...

Can a brain tumor on the pineal gland cause epilepsy?

Brain tumor. All brain rumors can cause seizures. . Read more...
Not typically. The pineal gland is located in the center of the brain near eye nerve pathways and the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) system. Symptoms include double vision, headache, nausea, & vomiting. I suspect seizures could happen but are not common. Pineal tumors are also rare .. only 1% of all primary brain tumors. Other causes of seizures should be investigated. Read more...

In a CT scan of brain what is a pineal gland measurement of 1.0 5.9 CM ap transverse. It said mildly prominent?

Anatomy. There are standard sizes for brain areas including the pituitary and pineal glands. The report is defining the measurement and in that dimension, they are commenting that the size is larger than usual normal. There are other tests to address that and the first step is to discuss this with the person who ordered the scan to see if other studies like MRI are required. Read more...

What is a prominent pineal gland with no clinical significance? What would cause it to be more prominent?

?congenital. Maybe you possess a lifelong pineal cyst, or perhaps your "gland" was imaged at a distorted angle. Although pinealiomas exist, these are usually discovered at a different age. Most likely, the findings are of no clinical significance. If you are concerned, have a full conference with your doctor. Read more...