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Health Technology Assessment Unit, University of Calgary. Pineal gland cysts: an evidence synthesis summary. Calgary: HTA Unit, University of Calgary 2016
The evidence published on treatment of pineal gland cysts is weak; however, the literature is in agreement that surgery for symptomatic pineal gland cysts is effective at relieving symptoms.
There is no comparative evidence concerning which surgical approach may lead to better outcomes.
Surgery does not cause significant long-term side-effects .
There is no evidence on patient quality of life, attitudes towards treatment of experiences living with pineal gland cysts.
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Brain Neoplasms; Central Nervous System Cysts; Cysts; Humans; Pineal Gland
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