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parietal arachnoid cyst

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Parietal area: If the problem were to cause symptoms. You would expect symptoms of tingling, numbness or weakness on the left side of your body.

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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 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 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience Neurosurgery
Hx of Trauma?: These could potentially be caused by a traumatic event earlier in life.
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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 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yvette Westford
19 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: A simple cyst has a very specific benign appearance, while a cystadenocarcinoma usually has characteristics that are pathognomonic for a complex mass. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience Neurosurgery
Hard to say: If the interpretation on the MRI by the radiologist is that it is a cyst, then it is likely benign. It also depends if there is any area of enhancemen ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sounds like it: Most of these are benign but many, especially mucinous cystadenomas, may harbor cancer. If you are offered surgery, please accept it.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Arachnoid cyst: No. Arachnoid cysts of the temporal fossa are common findings on MRI studies. They are congenital (from birth) and usually without symptoms. Medicatio ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
18 years experience Neurology
Chiari malformation: Most chiari malformations are congenital, benign, and they are not associated with temporal lobe cysts.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
Mastoid inflammation: when you have mastoid fluid this can be acute or chronic. If it is chronic - it is often from prior mastoid infection. If it is acute you will have ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Shiloh
27 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
No: No they are degenerative cysts.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes and no: What did your treating doctor say? You need to be sure that your solid nodule does not contain thyroid cancer in it. This can be sorted out by a good ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Atif Haque
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Atrophy: The midline lipoma probably doesnt warrant any treatment. These are usually incidental findings, but they can be associated with some congenital brain ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Hematoma- blood coll: Hematoma is collection of blood somewhere in the body...anywhere in the body....it's called a hematoma. Parietal tells us the location (Parietal lobe ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Different: A hematoma is like a bruise or collection of blood from a trauma. In parietal hematoma this is in the parietal lobe of the brain, so it is in the brai ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Small vessel disease: Mri in a 84 years old lady showing infarcts and small vessel disease means she is having ministrokes. That is very common in that age group. If she ha ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 years experience Radiology
Nothing to cure: But try to prevent further damage. Maxillary sinus polyp is nothing to worry about unless sinus symptoms, then ENT consult. Partial empty sella ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Tissue examination: A dermoid cyst can have malignant components. Ultrasound is not the definitive way to diagnose. It would take removal the lesion and examination of th ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Sounds like a : Bad head injury. The hematoma is bleeding in the scalp tissue. The underlying brain tissue is also "bruised". Was there trauma, or is the patient on ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience Fertility Medicine
Yes: It can. It would be helpful to know your age and history to comment further. Septated cysts are also a malignancy risk but there are septated benign t ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Sounds likely: Diseases involving other organs occur such as polycystic kidney or polycystic ovaries occur. The central nervous system is not immune from such malfor ... Read More
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 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Don't be scared: An arachnoid cyst is something that you were born with and it's location is very far removed and completely unrelated to your nosebleeds.
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