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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cerniglia
24 years experience Podiatry
See note: If your condition seems to be worsening then the cyst may be growing in size requiring surgical aspiration or draining. There is nothing interconnec ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Shapiro
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Go to the ER: I would imagine that you have been to the emergency room many times in the past. However, in a situation like this, I would not hesitate to order a CT ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
57 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually not associa: Where is the arachnoid cyst.
A male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Unrelated: Head shape is unrelated to arachnoid cyst. Skull shape is created by sutures between cranial bones. Premature closure of metopic suture- in forehead ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
We usually think not: However, there are cases where arachnoid cysts cause symptoms such as headaches and other types of both motor, & cognitive problems which get bett ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Arachnoid cyst: Arachnoid cysts are now commonly found on MR studies. If the cyst is small and not causing clinical symptoms there they are rarely treated surgically. ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
No guarantees: The decision for a craniotomy to excise an arachnoid cyst should be decided based on size and effect on surrounding brain, such as local compression. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Likely nothing: An arachnoid cyst is something that you were born with. In the vast majority of people it will never cause any problems.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Likely congenital: Typically found coincidentally when images obtained for very different purpose. Almost always present from birth, but on rare occasions can expand, bu ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Most asymptomatic: Arachnoid cysts occur in about 1 - 2% of the population, with a 2:1 preponderance in males. Only about 20% become symptomatic, and it is thought that ... Read More
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