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Could chronic migraine with pineal cyst lead to pineal germinoma?

I am 17 years old. I began my period at 11, I was diagnosed with chronic daily migraine at 13, I've never had good vision, and lately I have lost my balance. I had a CT scan done a few years ago and it revealed that I had a pineal cyst. I was wondering if maybe it was pineal germinoma? Thank you!
Thu, 28 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Migraines don't cause any brain tumors including germinoma. The cyst you refer needs periodic follow up with MRI, if it increases surgery to remove it may be necessary.

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