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Pineal cyst

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* Not a rare disease

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  • I recently had a MRI of my brain and the results came back normal with an incidental finding of a pineal cyst. Is this something I should worry about? Click here for answer

  • My son was just diagnosed with having a pineal cyst which is multiseptate. I am concerned and want to know more. What causes it? What are the symptoms? Is it recommended to have it removed? Click here for answer

  • I had an MRI three years ago and an incidental finding of a pineal cyst; it measured 14mm at that time. I had a second MRI recently and the cyst has not gotten bigger. I understand that 14 mm is pretty big by pineal cyst standards. Should I have another MRI or should I be concerned based on its size? Click here for answer

  • My wife was diagnosed with a cyst on her pineal gland. We have been researching information and have seen both good and bad things. She's had two MRIs and bloodwork done, and the doctors believe it's benign. What else can we do? Click here for answer

  • An MRI identified an unusual, one centimeter nodule on the edge of a pineal cyst.  How could this nodule be differentiated as a complicated pineal cyst or a pineocytoma?  What are the best treatment options for either a complicated pineal cyst or a pineocytoma if the patient is experiencing symptoms? Click here for answer

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