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arachnoid cyst

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Spinal fluid balloon: Arachnoid is a membrane in the nervous system which is in contact with spinal fluid. Sometimes the fluid is entrapped in folds of the arachnoid causin ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
41 years experience Neurology
Arachnoid cyst: The mechanism of temporal Arachnoid cyst filling, is by either a selective or active transport mechanism or a secretion from the cyst-lining cells.T ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Arachnoid cyst: Arachnoid cyst = collection of fluid within the arachnoid membrane - which covers the brain or spinal cord.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Usually asymptomatic: Arachnoid cysts are usually asymptomatic and are found incidentally on imaging studies. However, if they are very large and are showing displacement o ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
Usually asymptomatic: If and when there are any symptoms, they depend on location and size of the cyst in brain
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clemens Schirmer
18 years experience Interventional Radiology
See a surgeon: It depends on the size, location and your symptoms - I would recommend seeing a neurosurgeon to discuss the expectations of surgery vs doing no surger ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kilgo
Specializes in Neurology
More details please: The location and size of the cyst impact the treatment decisions. Is this a primary or secondary cyst> how old is your granddaughter and is she having ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder answered
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Need more info: I have referred this to our experts in neurology.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
It is common place: Posterior fossa in general is where all the action is when it comes to these types of cysts. They are generally thought to be of no clinical signific ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Small arachnoid cysts are usually symptomless and may not require treatment. If arachnoid cysts grow significantly, they may cause symptoms, such as h ... Read More
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