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- Question: My 8-year-old son was diagnosed with a pineal cyst that is 14mm in its long axis on sagittal T2 image. The radiology report states that it appears homogeneous on T-1 weighted images with signal intensity just slightly greater than CSF. On the T2 weighted images, signal intensity is greater than CSF as well. I would like to get another opinion by a neuroradiologist or neurologist to confirm that the MRI was read accurately and that it is not a pineal tumor. He has an unusual gait and muscle weakness, difficulty with fine motor and gross motor skills. I was told by the neurologist that the pineal cyst has no relation to these problems. However, he does have blurry vision and requires glasses which, based on what I read, would be related. Please advise. Do you know any brain centers who have extensive experience with pineal cysts or tumors?
You should go to a center having a pediatric neurosurgeon. Usually these
individuals work with a team and can give solid advice.
A list is at www.virtualtrials.com or www.survivingbraincancer.com Chapter
7 in the first book.