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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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What chemicals cause symptoms of arachnoid cyst increase?

Arachnoid cyst: The mechanism of temporal Arachnoid cyst filling, is by either a selective or active transport mechanism or a secretion from the cyst-lining cells.There is no chemicals cause symtoms of arachnid cyst ...Read more

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I'm having recurring symptoms of an arachnoid cyst, is there anything i can do to stop this?

See a surgeon: It depends on the size, location and your symptoms - I would recommend seeing a neurosurgeon to discuss the expectations of surgery vs doing no surgery and the risks - that way you can make an informed decision, but the key advice is to discuss this with someone who actually does this surgery ...Read more

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I have a arachnoid cyst and chiari 1 malformation with constant ringing in my ear and sometimes dizziness and nausea? Are these severe symptoms?

Neuro consult: Either or both, a neurologist or nuerosurgeon should be consulted. I would recommend going to a facility/institiution that is known for diagnosing and treating this, example johns hopkins or mayo clinic-you get the picture. Its possible you might not need surgery. ...Read more

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Heard the term arachnoid cyst- info please. ?

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 causing a pocket of fluid to form either in skull or spinal canal. At times the cyst can enlarge causing brain or spinal cord compression. Arachnoid cysts can be present at birth or develop later. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about arachnoid cyst and can you tell me your experience?

Usually asymptomatic: Arachnoid cysts are usually asymptomatic and are found incidentally on imaging studies. However, if they are very large and are showing displacement of the brain or if a patient has bled into them, then neurosurgery may be done to decompress the cysts and decrease the pressure on the surrounding brain. ...Read more

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What is it like to have an arachnoid cyst and can you tell me your experience?

Usually asymptomatic: If and when there are any symptoms, they depend on location and size of the cyst in brain ...Read more

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My granddaughter got diagnosed with an arachnoid cyst. What happens to such a baby?

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 symptoms? Was this cyst present at birth? Please resubmit your question with more details and also talk with the physician who made the diagnosis. Sometimes it helps to write down your three most important concerns and ask the doctor. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a arachnoid cyst, what can I do besides surgery to live with this?

Likely benign: Arachnoid cysts are congenital lesions and if you have made it into adulthood, it is unlikely to need any intervention . If surgery is recommended, make sure to find out why as unless there are progressive neurological deficits directly attributable to the cyst, surgery is not indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Jacobs
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Arachnoid Cyst (Definition)

An arachnoid cyst is a cyst (round-shaped, fluid-filled) formed during the development of the arachnoid, one of the three thin membranes coverings the brain and spinal cord. In some persons, such a ...Read more