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Symptoms of tumours in the pineal region are usually due to increased pressure within the skull (raised intracranial pressure). This may be because of a blockage in the ventricles (fluid-filled spaces) of the brain, which leads to a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF is the fluid that surrounds and protects the brain and spinal cord. This increased pressure may also be caused by swelling from the tumour itself.
The first sign of this type of tumour in children is often hydrocephalus (water on the brain), which can cause enlargement of the skull. Other symptoms are likely to be headaches, vomiting (sickness) and sight problems. Children are often tired and irritable.
The tumour may cause difficulty in looking upwards, or focusing on close objects.
Symptoms may be caused by the tumour pressing on surrounding areas of the brain, such as the cerebellum. This will lead to problems with coordination and balance. People often have difficulty walking and may appear to stumble or walk awkwardly.
Germ cell tumours in the pineal region may also involve the pituitary gland and cause delayed puberty in teenagers, or other hormonal difficulties.
originally posted by: o0oTOPCATo0o
This is so cool.
Maybe a little evidence for people who refuse to believe
the pineal is important to our spirituality/whatever-you-want-to-call-it