Pineal Cysts
Pineal Cyst

A pineal cyst is a fluid-filled mass in the pineal gland, located in the brain. True pineal cysts:

- Are benign fluid-filled cysts
- Are not tumors
- Are usually harmless
- Are very common and found on 4% of all brain MRI scans
- Usually have no symptoms
- Usually require no treatment.

Concierge Neurology.com
Complications of a Pineal Cyst

Pineal cysts usually have no symptoms and no complications. However if a pineal cyst is extraordinarily large, then patients may develop hydrocephalus (fluid blockage in the brain), which could cause:

- Increased headaches
- Visual symptoms, including blurry or double vision
- Nausea and vomiting
- Walking problems
- Sleepiness, progressing to coma.


Treatment of a Pineal Cyst

The most common treatment of a pineal cyst is observation over time with repeat MRI scans. If the cyst gets larger and symptoms develop, then the cyst can be removed by neurosurgical techniques.





Please note that information on this site and any third party site linking to this website is for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for medical advice from a physician. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing medication. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem, promptly contact your physician.