* Not a rare disease
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Pineal cysts are usually asymptomatic. However, there are rare cases of pineal cysts which cause headaches, hydrocephalus, disturbances in vision (gaze palsy), Parinaud syndrome, and vertigo. In rare cases, individuals with symptomatic pineal cysts may have other symptoms such as difficulty moving (ataxia), mental and emotional disturbances, seizures, sleep (circadian rhythm) troubles, hormonal imbalances that may cause precocious puberty, or secondary parkinsonism.
Last updated: 12/29/2011