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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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How serious are synovial and tarlov cysts in the low back? And will they get bigger? What is the best treatment? Thanks

How serious are synovial and tarlov cysts in the low back?  And will they get bigger? What is the best treatment?  Thanks

Let me explain: Tarlov cysts are defined as cysts formed within the nerve-root sheath at the dorsal root ganglion. The etiology of these cysts is not well understood; most common in the lower spine. They could cause some problems. The etiology of lumber spine synovial cyst is still unclear, most of them with arthritis of the spine. They are not serious problems. ...Read more

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Ayurvedic treatment for tarlov cysts in sacral region ?

Tarlov cysts: Tarlov cysts are benign outpouchings of the dura mater at the base of the spine in the sacrum or tail bone area. They are not the source of pain and do not require treatment. ...Read more

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Hi..i have tarlov cysts..i get severe pain at hip region very oftenly..kindly tel me any Ayurvedic treatment..thank u?

Hi..i have tarlov cysts..i get severe pain at hip region very oftenly..kindly tel me any Ayurvedic treatment..thank u?

Usually Benign: Tarlov Cysts can be treated surgically, but they usually do not require treatment. Most patients with Tarlov Cysts do not have any symptoms related to them. The best plan is to see a Neurosurgeon to evaluate if the cysts are even an issue. ...Read more

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Can multiple tarlov cysts cause pain and tachycardia? Have them on sacrum, lumbar and mid thoracic area. Treatment?

Can multiple tarlov cysts cause pain and tachycardia? Have them on sacrum, lumbar and mid thoracic area. Treatment?

Tarlov cysts : Tarlov cysts are incidental and asymptomatic outpouchings of dura mater surrounding nerve roots in the spine. They are not the cause of the pain. See a neurosurgeon to evaluate your back pain. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Can you suggest any alternative treatments to reduce cysts?

Where?: Cystic change in the breasts is very common. Of course if you have a dominant breast mass, it needs to be seen as a possible cancer. Mainstream medicine has little to offer. I've had colleagues tell me that evening primrose oil is the first herbal to try for painful / lumpy breasts. An evidence-based holist in your community may be able to offer more. ...Read more

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I have pain in my Perineum. Can a Tarlov cyst or a pudendal nerve entrapment be seen in MRI photography? Does it reach Perineum enough? Alternatives?

I have pain in my Perineum. Can a Tarlov cyst or a pudendal nerve entrapment be seen in MRI photography? Does it reach Perineum enough? Alternatives?

Good question: Tarlov cysts can be seen on MRI near a dorsal root ganglion. Those that are larger than 1.5 CM are more likely to be symptomatic. (Most are asymptomatic and incidental findings) The MRI is only as good as the Neuroradiologist or General Radiologist who reads it. The perinium pain may be referred or due to a local process. Your going to need a kick ass doctor (pun intended) Finland has many. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about tarlov cyst?

What can you tell me about tarlov cyst?

Tarlov Cyst: This is a pouch of spinal fluid and nerve formed outside of the spinal canal, but may erode into the bone near the spinal canal. These are usually asymptomatic unless large >1.5cm. Treatment is after a diagnosis of exclusion—if all else fails, nothing else evident, and >1.5 cm, then surgery may be successful. Again, usually not symptomatic. This is a blemish on the nerves like a mole on the skin. ...Read more

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Can a tarlov cyst cause siatica and bowl and bladder issues?

Can a tarlov cyst cause siatica and bowl and bladder issues?

Possible: Tarlov cysts are found within the sacrum and the nerves going to the bowel/bladder are exiting from there. So there could be a connection. Sometimes caudal epidural steroid injections can be helpful however if short-lived in rare situations surgery maybe performed to decompress these areas. ...Read more

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Do tarlov cyst symptoms always get worse?

Do tarlov cyst symptoms always get worse?

No: Tarlov cysts are usually asymptomatic. This means they do not typically cause symptpms/problems. They are often just benign occasional findings on mri's. ...Read more

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I have a tarlov cyst it is bigger than 6cm so much pain who can I see ?

I have a tarlov cyst it is bigger than 6cm so much pain who can I see ?

Neurosurgeon: You will have to research this a bit, as many neurosurgeons do not operate on this disorder. There is mixed opinion as to the efficacy of surgery. ...Read more

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What is a presacral tarlov cyst? what does presacral mean?

What is a presacral tarlov cyst? what does presacral mean?

Tarlov cysts: Tarlov cysts are benign outpouchings of the meninges which may or may not contain nerve roots. These are usually asymptomatic (incidental finding on MRI scans of the lumbar spine) and occur in the presacral space which is behind the rectum and in front of the sacrum and tail bone (coccyx). The Tarlov cysts are not the cause of the low back pain. ...Read more

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What are effective tarlov cyst treatment?

What are effective tarlov cyst treatment?

Nothing: Tar log cysts are expansions of the dural sleeve around a nerve where the nerve exists the spine. Usually they are incidental and best not having any interventions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some good tarlov cyst treatment?

Can you tell me some good tarlov cyst treatment?

Not surgery: Most Tarlov cysts do not need treatment. They are outpouches of dura with fluid in them. They are rarely symptomatic and do not require any treatment. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is a cure for a tarlov cyst without surgery ?

Please let me know if there is a cure for a tarlov cyst without surgery ?

Yes: Most do not need surgery. It is the very rare Tarlov cyst that requires surgical intervention. Most are asymptomatic and even symptomatic cysts are rarely helped by surgery. ...Read more

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Can tarlov cyst cause severe pain, and permanent nerve damage?

Can tarlov cyst cause severe pain, and permanent nerve damage?

Normally no: These are usually incidental findings when an MRI is done of the lumbar spine. They are often well below the nerves that would cause back or leg pain. A spine specialist could help explain this further and help with your diagnosis. ...Read more

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