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Is a brain tumor the same as a brain cyst

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Brain tumor v. cyst: It depends on the imaging test. A technically adequate contrast enhanced MRI scan should be able to make this determination most of the time. It may ... Read More

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Unlikely: but possible. No test or human is 100%.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
No. : These are two very different diseases without any connection between the two. Sebaceous cysts arise from the oil glands next to hair follicles; brain ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
May be lower part: of the brain would be visible but not entire brain. So, you need mri of the head separately if indicated.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
None: Absolutely no relation between these 2 conditiions.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Azen Jukic
27 years experience Pathology
Brain tumor : No, if something was a cyst , it is a cyst, . However there are brain tumors that are cystic to start with. It willdepend on how your diagnosis was ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Abnormal cell growth: All tumors are formed from cells that do not follow the rules - they grow faster/differently than they should, not controlled by local and systemic ch ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Is hard to say. : This is hard to say because many times brain rumors can be asymptomatic, especially if they're deep inside the brain. Often when they do present they ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin AmirNovin
20 years experience Neurosurgery
MRI or CT: These a days, brain mri's and ct's are the primary method of diagnosing brain tumors. These are prompted after the patient has a neurologic symptom ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience Neurosurgery
See neurosurgeon: Please see a neurosurgeon and be evaluated. All the best.

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