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replied September 3rd, 2010
Gland Disorders Answer A15870
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you out.
Your concern seems to be regarding the pineal cyst.
Pineal gland cyst larger than 0.5 cm might lead to symptoms whereas smaller cysts are usually asymptomatic.
Possible symptoms could include headache, visual disturbances, light sensitivity, circadian rhythm dysfunction, or hydrocephalus if the cyst impinged on the superior colliculi or caused obstruction of the cerebral aqueduct.
If narrowing of the aqueduct of sylvius occurs, many neurological symptoms may exist, including headaches, vertigo, nausea, eye sensitivity, and ataxia. Continued monitoring of the cyst might be recommended to monitor its growth, and surgery may be necessary.
You must consult neurosurgeon for the same as definitive management is not possible online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.




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