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Pineocytoma is a rare, slow-growing tumor that emerges in or near the pineal gland, a small endocrine gland close to the center of the brain that secretes hormones into the bloodstream.  These tumors often produce fluid build-up and pressure on the brain. They are most common in adults.  Symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, vision and memory problems.

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The AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute is a state-of-the art facility for adults and children affected by pineocytoma. Rare cancers, including pineocytoma, present unique challenges that our highly skilled neurologists and neurosurgeons address with a broad range of traditional and leading-edge treatments. We were one of the first in Florida to treat rare brain tumors using the minimally invasive surgeries that allow access to difficult-to-reach areas of the brain.