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Cyst on Pineal Gland

Posted By mariela on April 29, 1999 at 10:07:27
Yesterday I found out that a cyst on my pineal gland has doubled in size after six months (it's about 1 cm now). After reading the posting "arachnoid cyst on pineal gland" I realized I had some of the same symptoms described there (low energy and a constant headache). However, the neurologist's diagnose was "tension headaches" and these symptoms disappeared after I took amytriptilin for about 3 weeks. Six months later, however, the cyst is still there, and growing. The neurologist believes surgery is highly recommended, although he also said it's only a cyst, and nothing I need to take care of immediately. I am going to see a neurosurgeon next week for a diagnose. I would like to know if there is an alternative to surgery for treating this (i.e. some medication), and whether there is a neurosurgeon who is well known for performing these type of operations and who is very familiar with the pineal gland. I would also like to know how long is the operation, possible risks, and perhaps some questions I would need to ask the neurosurgeon. I appreciate any opinions, information and suggestion regarding this matter.
Mariela











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