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Benign Cyst On Brain
6yrs ag- MRI done, tiny cyst on brain and was never told to follow up w/doc or that it was a problem. Can it be known if cysts are benign via MRI only?
6 years?: Did you wait 6 years to ask this question? I suggest a repeat MRI- most of these cysts are benign: your question should be addressed to your private physician. ...Read more
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
I have a brain cyst that is benign. My doctor said the only treatment is a shunt. Can the shunt be used to drain the cyst, what to do?
Yes: A cyst is an isolated collection of fluid that may continue to fill and enlarge putting pressure on the normal brain and affecting function. A shunt would drain the cyst limit its growth and allow normal brain function. ...Read more
MRI done 6 yrs ago, very tiny cyst on brain, never referred to physician, should I worry? Notes on MRI from radiologist made it seem extremely benign
I have an extreme pulsating/tingling sensation in my right temple. I'm a 33 y/o f with an arachnoid cyst at my skull base (benign) with partial seizures in my temporal lobe. I take 200 mg of topamax 2x daily. Hope this helps.?
Go to the ER: I would imagine that you have been to the emergency room many times in the past. However, in a situation like this, I would not hesitate to order a CT scan of your head if you presented to my emergency room in order to make sure that you do not have hydrocephalus, which can be life-threatening. ...Read more
Formed long ago: The vast majority of brain cysts are congenital, meaning they formed when your brain was forming as an embryo and are innocent. The benign brain cysts don't change over time and ar nothing to worry about. Frequently found when you have a brain scan performed for an unrelated reason. ...Read more
Yes indeed: Eating food -- especially fresh vegetables -- contaminaed by the feces of someone with the pig tapeworm is the cause of cysticercosis, a grisly infection of the brain by encysted worms. This isn't "unhealthy eating" as in "junk food instead of fruits and vegetables"; this is a problem that's genuine, authentic, very serious and unfortunately very common in many places. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Many cysts in the brain are congenital, and quite benign, such as an incidental arachnoid cyst. Infections such as parasites may present as a brain cyst and cause seizures. Some bad tumors may grow so fast that the insides may die and become cystic. If there is concern, contact a local neurosurgeon, and get evaluation. ...Read more
Pineal brain cysts: Pineal brain cysts are common but usually very small and causing no problem. Occasionally the cyst might be larger but you would have some symptoms that would lead to a brain scan to confirm or deny a larger brain cyst. ...Read more
Brain cyst.: Depends on location & type of cyst & how long it's been there. ...Read more
Possibly: A brain cyst is normally benign fluid collection that grows and may put pressure on surrounding brain and affecting function. Could cause herniation which is bad. Treatment could consist of a shunt which would drain fluid into another portion of body that would allow for absorption of of the brain fluid and allow nl protected brain function and growth. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my mum and told her that I have either a cyst or a lesion on my brain, what is that?
I have gramma serizers and I have a cyst in my left side my brain next to my nerve.. Am experienceing a wired pressure that hurts on my left side?
Follow up with your: Neurologist since there is not enough information here to answer accurately. ...Read more
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Need for treatment: Depends on size & location of arachnoid cysts & whether or not they cause neurological symptoms from pressure on underlying brain tissue. Neurosurgeons perform minimally invasive micro neurosurgical endoscopic procedures to remove membranes of a cyst or open a cyst so its fluid drains into the normally flowing cerebrospinal fluid. See www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/arachnoid_cysts/arachnoid_cysts. ...Read more
There is not: Sufficient information to answer this question. Please clarify ; re-ask or inquire of your physician. Take care. ...Read more
No: Cyst usually refers to a fluid filled space. It may be a residual affect of stroke or in rare cases due to parasite infestation. Tumors can have cystic spaces in them therefore presence of a cyst does not rule out tumor. ...Read more
Consult neurologist: You need to be followed by a neurologist or neurosurgeon to determine if there is a change in the size of the cyst or if it impinges on vital structures, needing intervention ...Read more
Can the kind of tapeworms that cats get from fleas cause cysts in the brain, etc. For a human if they catch it somehow?
There are two species of
Echinococcus of concern in pets: E. granulosus, which can infect dogs (see micrograph,
right), and E. multilocularis, which can infect both dogs and cats
These may cause cysts in the brains of infected humans.
Look on the internet, you will find a lot of information about this. ...Read more
I have a cyst a lesions on my brain and history of migraines. With this one a new pain lightning bolts. Been going on 5 days. Meds not helping. HELP!
Fluctuating headache for two weeks, no other symptoms (vision, balance, speech is ok).Chances of brain cyst? Would other symptoms be present with one?
Benign: Most likely it is a benign cyst that does not communicate with the normal brain fluid circulation. A shunt can be placed to drain the fluid into the abdomen where it can be safely absorbed and prevent the cyst from enlarging and affecting normal brain function. Surgery is safe and usually in hospital overnite then home. ...Read more
Hard to say: If the interpretation on the MRI by the radiologist is that it is a cyst, then it is likely benign. It also depends if there is any area of enhancement that would suggest a tumor. Also if you have serial MRI scans, you can tell if it is getting bigger or changing which is more likely a tumor. The location in the ventricle is important too. If it obstructs the foramen it could be a problem. ...Read more
See a neurosurgeon: You are blessed by the time & place in which you live. Boston abounds with excellent neurosugeons with expertise in microneurosurgery, minimally invasive endoscopic techniques, for treating symptomatic arachnoid cysts. Seek referral to one or two of them from your primary care physician. See http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/arachnoid_cysts/arachnoid_cysts. Htm ...Read more
Dandy-Walker: Dandy-Walker is a congenital disorder of the 4th ventricle, which is replaced by a large cystic mass. Of course, there are other possibilities as well, but here is a link to get you started : http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/dandy-walker-syndrome ...Read more
When they remove a brain cyst, how many days will someone spend in the hospital? How long is recovery?
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
My 15mnth old won’t stop scratching the back of his head. He has a rash on his body. He has incidental cyst on his brain. Could this be the cause?
No the internal structure of the brain is not affected or causative of this back of scalp rash. You can apply OTC 1% hydrocortisone 3x/d it red, itchy until gone. It
may have been caused by ;saying down to sleep and increased sweating, a contact dermatitis. Welcome to Healthtap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
Have recently had my 19 week fetal anomoly scan, on the scan notes it says " abnormal findings on brain unusual echo texture may be due to multiple cysts" I asked what this ment and they couldn't give me any answers apart from "i have never seen this bef
Referral: Ask to be referred to a specialist in maternal fetal medicine. ...Read more