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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?
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. Im 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 dont 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
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