Most or many of the pineal cyst or pineal gland cysts are small but there are many cases where the pineal cyst or pineal gland cysts are large and they pose a threat to the patient's health but adding lot of physical pressure on the brain because of accumulated fluid.

In this section of the article you will read about the treatment for pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst, recovery period/ healing time, prognosis, risk factors, complications in pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst.

Treatment for Pineal Cyst or Pineal Gland Cyst

Treatment for Pineal Cyst or Pineal Gland Cyst

There is no prescribed treatment for large pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst that does not result to any symptoms, also known as asymptomatic. However, if a pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst grows or there are persistent neurological symptoms are present, surgical resection of the pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst may be performed. These kinds of pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst should be monitored routinely, to determine any increase in size.

In most cases, there has been improvement or disappearance of symptoms in symptomatic pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst after surgical removal. Craniotomy, endoscopy and stereotactic aspiration are some of the surgical techniques used in the removal of symptomatic pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst.

Craniotomy is a surgical process for pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst in which a section of the skull is opened to enable the surgeon to remove the symptomatic pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst. A small opening is made on the pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst wall, to allow the cystic fluid to empty into the regular fenestration, during the procedure.

When a thin and flexible tube-like is inserted surgically into the skull in order to remove the pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst, the process is known as Endoscopy. Stereotactic is another procedure that has been used to treat large symptomatic pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst in patients. During the process, a computer is used to create a three dimensional brain model in the MRI and CT scans. The model allows the surgeon to precisely locate the pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst in the skull. The symptomatic pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst fluid is drained out by the use of a tube inserted surgically in the symptomatic pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst. The method is an appealing one as it has a minimal invasive procedure, but another surgery may be needed, as the pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst may re-accumulate.

Recovery Period/Healing Time for Pineal Cyst or Pineal Gland Cyst

The correct recovery period/healing time should be provided to you by your doctor as it varies depending on the mode of treatment. You should consult your doctor to know the time and for any questions.

Prognosis/Outlook for Pineal Cyst or Pineal Gland Cyst

Persons with pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst have a good long-term prognosis/outlook, which is good in general. Life expectancy for most people is normal, as the condition does not affect them severely.

Besides being treatable, pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst is also curable in most cases. The best treatment approach depends largely on the size of tumor and the extent at which it has invaded or compressed nearby neurovascular structures. Endoscopic approach is less invasive and the best to take in cases of surgical intervention for pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst as it is less painful, there are fewer complications, and has a small surgery and recovery time as opposed to traditional open brain surgery for pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst.

Risk Factors for Pineal Cyst or Pineal Gland Cyst

Women are more at risk for pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst then men. As medical literature on cases reported, more females have been affected than males by symptomatic pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst. Generally, it affects persons of any age but cases reported are of children, young and middle aged adults. The medical literature report approximates 100 cases of large symptomatic pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst. However, many cases are un-recognized, which have led to under diagnosis besides making it hard to identify symptomatic pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst certain frequency in the entire population.

Complications in Pineal Cyst or Pineal Gland Cyst

Below mentioned are the complications of pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst:

  • Headaches, fatigue are major complications of pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst.
  • Nausea.
  • Visual impairment.
  • Convulsion and memory issues are other major complications of pineal cyst or pineal gland cyst.

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Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: May 4, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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