A 33-year-old female asked:
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i have an arachnoid cyst at the right temporal lobe, and have received differing opinions on whether or not i am able to take up recreational scuba diving. the cyst is roughly the size of an egg or golf ball and is asymptomatic.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Neurosurgeon: Did you have symptoms which prompted the ordering of the imaging studies? recommend consulting a neurosurgeon at a university hospital for an opinion. Bring MRI or ct scans with you for the evaluation.
Answered on Jan 31, 2020
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