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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
57 years experience Neurology
NO: Arachnoid cysts are usually benign and do not cause anysymptoms unless very large and traumatised.

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A male asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Usually nothing: Often it is an incidental finding that had been there pretty much for life. Rarely, it may cause seizures and much less likely memory problems, etc. b ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
36 years experience Rheumatology
Hard to be sure, but: I think this is certainly a possibility. 40mm is a large cyst in an area of the brain that might affect personality.
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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 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 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 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
Is this an invite?: Sorry, i don't operate anymore. But does your granuloma represent a space-occupying lesion, compressing healthy brain? Is it a developmental "anomaly" ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Cyst Removal: Yes, the cyst should be removed by a qualified surgeon as the cyst will continue to grow.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Cyst in the brain: If it is just a cyst then there is no real danger other than a slight increase in bleeding. The key question is that this cyst is not associated with ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience General Practice
Gliosis and Seizures: The frontal lobe covers the forward half of the brain. That's a pretty big area, so "posterior" let's us know the lesion is in the rear portion of the ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
30 years experience Medical Oncology
Benign brain lesions: These are benign. In other words , not malignant lesions and do not require treatment unless you have significant symptoms. Ossified means there is so ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Cyst: An arachnoid cyst is a swellng of the arachnoid one of the tissues that surrounds the brain. This can be congenital or due to trauma. If asymptomati ... Read More
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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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
35 years experience Neurology
Not really: An arachnoid cyst is most likely a congenital anomaly and can be an incidental finding. It only has clinical relevance if related to neurologic signs ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Richard Arden
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Osteomas : Osteomas are benign, slowly growing, and rarely need surgery in general unless they are symptomatic (usually pain by expanding into sensitive lining t ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience Emergency Medicine
Would need to know: Type of cyst, exact location and size and if you have any symptoms. Contact physician requesting the study to explain.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
TL resection: Surgery on the Temporal Lobe of brain to treat resistant Temporal Lobe Seizures.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience Family Medicine
Many different: Causes can range from a normal variant to ms to cancer would need toknowyour symptoms and see the actual films and radiologist reading.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
17 years experience Family Medicine
Otomastoiditis: very likely you will need surgery for this condition. Make sure you follow up with your doctor.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
An injured brain: Sounds like someone sustained significant traumatic injury to the brain. Brain tissue has sustained a contusion or a severe bruise bad enough to cause ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Reeves
29 years experience Neurology
2 cysts: Having 2 isn't as common as 1, of course. At 5mm they are tiny compared to most. Rarely are they anything to worry about.
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Abhineet Chowdhary
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Unlikely : Most meningiomas are benign and radiation is not indicated for treatment. If the meningioma is malignant, then radiation could be indicated after sur ... Read More
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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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