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Pineal Cyst!

I had an MRI last week and the results came back today showing that i have a 1.3cm x 1.5cm cyst on my pineal gland. i have recently passed out and the doctor seems to think it is from the cyst. i am waiting on a neurologist appointment but no one seems to be telling me if it is serious or not? I am 17 years old, i have one kidney and different sized pupils. i don't have bad head aches or impaired vision but i do have troubles sleeping occasionally. is this something i should be worried about? how do they usually treat it? (ps my license got suspended due to the fact that i had passed out). If they have to do surgery, what is the procedure like? recover period?
657231 tn?1453836403
Has anyone measured your melatonin levels? The sleeping issues probably stem from the cyst - and from past posts, it seems like getting treatment can be a battle so be prepared as they are considered for the most part to not cause issues and be on the *watch and see* list - so be persistent.

You want a surgeon experienced in endoscopic surgeries - I would seek out a pituitary guy as they have the tools. Look for a skull based surgeon as well.

Recovery from endoscopic surgery should be pretty quick - incision is keyhole or via nose. For the vision - see an eye doc - some lesions can sit near the optic nerve - so you need to get checked out. A neuro-optho is needed.
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