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A 23-year-old female asked:

Would a ct scan show cysts in the brain? if so, would a dr mention them if seen during a brain ct scan after a head injury from a car accident?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
It would: Ct scans of the brain can provide detailed information about brain pathology, thus providing more information related to injuries and/or diseases of the brain. Findings could bleeding, brain injury and skull fractures in patients with head injuries. However, MRI will be more precise for details of soft tissue.
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Dr. Jeffrey Clemens
General Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: CT would show cysts, although cysts are uncommon. Did you have some bleeding into the brain after the accident? The report would mention cysts if any are present.
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