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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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I have a colloid cyst of the brain with no symptions as of yet but want to go overseas should I be ok to fly?

I have a colloid cyst of the brain with no symptions as of yet but want to go overseas should I be ok to fly?

Ask the neurosurgeon: Who is following you. Only s/he knows the imagery of your brain and will give you the answer to your question. Make sense? Good luck and take care! ...Read more

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Head pains when i lie down for 8 years. What could it be? Scared of colloid cyst or brain tumour. Neuro exam is good.

Head pains when i lie down for 8 years. What could it be? Scared of colloid cyst or brain tumour. Neuro exam is good.

Headaches: To reassure you, 8 years is a long time to live with a brain tumor. Headaches can come from your nasal congestion, and they worsen when you lay down, you need to get your allergies under control, see an allergist to help you. ...Read more

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How we know the type of cyst in brain? There are no symptom bt MRI report says possibility of colloid cyst to be considered. Doc said nothing to worry

How we know the type of cyst in brain? There are no symptom bt MRI report says possibility of colloid cyst to be considered. Doc said nothing to worry

Colloid cyst: Colloid cysts arise from the roof of the third ventricle in the brain. Many are found incidentally and are not symptomatic but some can cause unpredictable obstruction of the spinal fluid pathways. It is important to see a neurosurgeon who specializes in endoscopic brain surgery or microneurosurgery to discuss the options. ...Read more

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I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.

I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.

See neurologist: The best way to find help for any brain injury is to first see a neurologist. They can recommend the best rehabilitation treatment facilities in your area. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have a 3 mm colloid cyst. Lately MRIs are showing "marked pontine and minimal bilateral cerebral white matter" "T2 prolongation" Can this be MS?

I have a 3 mm colloid cyst. Lately MRIs are showing "marked pontine and minimal bilateral cerebral white matter" "T2 prolongation" Can this be MS?

Need more info/Histo: We need to know additional details of your medical history such as your age?, what symptoms? and for how long have you had your symptoms? Why was the MRI of the brain done in the first place??? ...Read more

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Are colloid cysts always malignant?

Are colloid cysts always malignant?

No, usually not: My understanding is that colloid cyst suggests a benign entity. However, must know of what body part you are referring. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't have surgery for my colloid cyst?

What will happen if I don't have surgery for my colloid cyst?

Depends on cyst size: When the cyst becomes large enough, it can cause hydrocephalus. This can be life threatening in a rapid fashion. ...Read more

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After aspiration of a colloid cyst, what are the chances it will regrow?

After aspiration of a colloid cyst, what are the chances it will regrow?

Possible: The histogenesis of colloid cysts is unclear. Surgical treatment is usually considered if they cause hydrocephalus (swelling of the brain). Surgical removal does not always resolve the swelling. Aspiration may mot completly remove the cyst wall in which case they can recur. ...Read more