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Pineal cyst

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* Not a rare disease

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What causes pineal cysts?

The exact cause of pineal cysts is unknown. However, some studies suggest that bleeding in the pineal region or hormonal influences may play a role in the development and progression of pineal cysts.[1][2]
Last updated: 11/13/2014

References
  1. Bosnjak J, Budisic M, Azman D, Strineka M, Crnjakovic M, Demarin V. Pineal gland cysts--an overview. Acta Clin Croat. September 2009; 48(3):355-358.
  2. Pineal Cysts, Symptomatic. NORD. October 2007; http://www.rarediseases.org/rare-disease-information/rare-diseases/byID/1146/viewFullReport. Accessed 11/13/2014.


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