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Dr. Alan Ali
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32 years experience Psychiatry
Brain cyst: Too early to worry. Wait for feedback from your doctor about any further workup to confirm diagnosis.

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Colloid cyst: Colloid cysts arise from the roof of the third ventricle in the brain. Many are found incidentally and are not symptomatic but some can cause unpredic ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
27 years experience Neurosurgery
No: Porencephalic areas of a brain are where brain tissue has been destroyed by a stroke or hemorrhage or injury are not the same as cerebral palsy. They ... Read More
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Both from same : Cause. "cp" is a group of chronic motor impairments defined by functional limitations in mobility & hand use associated with neurological dysfunction, ... Read More
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Result not cause: Hemiplegic cerebral palsy is a defect in muscle control that affects only one side of the body. This is often caused by a stroke that damaged the fet ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: The definition of CP encompases disorders of movement and posture due to an injury to the nerves originating from pregnancy to 3 years of age. Porence ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nelson
23 years experience Neurology
Formed long ago: The vast majority of brain cysts are congenital, meaning they formed when your brain was forming as an embryo and are innocent. The benign brain cyst ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Edelman
41 years experience Neurology
Can be infectious: Benign cysts can be congenital. They can come from some infections (parasites) or a cyst can sometimes be from head trauma.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Benign: Although hard to say what it really is, there can be benign cysts that run in families, and commence at conception and just sit unnoticed and asymptom ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes indeed: Eating food -- especially fresh vegetables -- contaminaed by the feces of someone with the pig tapeworm is the cause of cysticercosis, a grisly infect ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Depends on cause: Many cysts in the brain are congenital, and quite benign, such as an incidental arachnoid cyst. Infections such as parasites may present as a brain c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Brain cyst: Depends on the location in the brain, & the resultant neurologic effects.
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