Learning About The Pineal Gland and My Kids Brain

complex pineal cyst

I am 36 years old, and had never heard of the pineal gland. It is a gland located in the middle of the brain, and has something to do with melatonin production. I am still unclear on exactly what function it has. The first time I heard it was when I was told Mr. J had an enlarged pineal gland.

After his CT in the fall (when he collapsed at the doctor’s office) we received a phone call that they actually DID see something in the scan. The CT showed an enlarged Pineal Gland. I had no idea what this was. The nurse from the ER assured me it was likely nothing (it could just be a shadow), but mentioned the other possibilities were a cyst or a very small chance it might be a tumour.