What's pineocytoma of pineal gland?

A benign tumor. A pineocytoma is generally a benign tumor of the pineal gland. The pineal gland is thought to be possibly related to day/night cycles in humans. Pineocytomas are not malignant and do not spread like other types of brain tumors. However, they can reach a significant size and potentially can block the flow of CSF and produce a secondary condition called hydrocephalus which can be life threatening.

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is pineocytoma of pineal gland?

Pineocytoma. The pineal gland is a structure at the center of the brain with no know function. A pineocytoma is a tumor of this structure and there are a number of different types ranging from very benign to malignant. If the description used is just "cytotoma" these are usually benign. Read more...

What is pineocytoma of the pineal gland?

Pineocytoma. This is difficult to answer in a limited space. Please go on-line and look up "Pineocytoma" and you will find many relevant articles to help you. Pineocytoma does not always need treatment. Read more...

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...

How much time does it take to strip the pineal gland of flouride?

Treatment type. Will you please explain what procedure is mentioned here in your question? There may have been an autocorrect error (?) and I'm not sure if this is relating to dentistry. Thanks for clarifying this question.... Read more...