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- Question: I just had an MRI which came back showing a cyst on my pineal gland. I had the MRI due to severe and increasingly frequent and more severe migraines. There is a history of brain cancer in my family. Is this, a pineal cyst, something that is usually treated? If so, how is it treated?
It is most important that you see a specialist in neurooncology at a major
treatment center. Pineal cysts are very tricky. Some are just cysts and
others are the beginnings of a lineal tumor called germinoma and other
names. There are some blood and spinal tests like AFP and B h-CG that can
sometimes help in the diagnosis.