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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
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
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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
When they remove a brain cyst, how many days will someone spend in the hospital? How long is recovery?
Dandy Walker: Syndrome can be associated with fluid-filled cysts in certain parts of the brain, commonly the cerebellum. It's not mistaken for a brain cyst. There may be other structural abnormalities. Most people afflicted with Dandy Walker Syndrome have obvious neurologic and/or cognitive deficiencies starting in early childhood. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Might it be possible that a a brain cyst turn into a tumor, kill you or cause might it be possible that acer?
Brain tumor: No, if something was a cyst, it is a cyst, . However there are brain tumors that are cystic to start with. It willdepend on how your diagnosis was made and what were the follow-ups. ...Read more
What do you advise if I was just diagnosed with a 4 mm brain cyst in my right frontal lobe. Should I worry about it>?
Good care, not worry: This depends on various factors and a consultation with a good neurologist or neurosurgeon should allow you to understand the nature of the cyst and the best management. Repeat or periodic imaging may be recommended. Often, a small cyst remains stable over time and may not require intervention. ...Read more
I recently went for a mri scan where they have picked up a brain cyst in the front left lobe they don't know what type of cyst this is. Need to worry?
Brain cyst: Too early to worry. Wait for feedback from your doctor about any further workup to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more
I have had 3 grade 2-3 concussions I have a brain cyst inlarged ventroles in brain and large groupings of blood vesicles in brain can I play rugby.
Not advisable: Concussions which represent brain damaging events, are cumulative in effect. It appears you already have visible damage on imagine. Continuing to play a vigorous contact sport with the likelihood of further concussion and brain injury would be very dangerous and I'll advised. ...Read more
Belly pain after eating, belly buttonarea. Brown mucus when I go to the bathroom and maybe a/few pebble if lucky. Have endometriosis&brain cyst. Ideas?
Having belly pain on&off for 3 wks. No more vomiting. Brown mucus and maybe a pebble when try a bm. Have small bladder, endometriosis&brain cyst. Ideas?
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
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
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
When getting a brain cyst removed, do doctors shave all of your head or just the part where surgery is done?
Response: The surgical approach will vary based upon the location of the cyst, and the extent of either mass effect or symptomatic expression. Typically, shaving the hair is just a minimal aspect of the procedure, and usually only involves the localized site of access. ...Read more
Would there be treatment for an arachnoid brain cyst (17mm x 18mm) that is causing excruciating pain? What would the treatment most likely be?
My mother was recently diagnosed with two brain cysts located at the back of her brain. Size 7 cm. Could these cysts be causing mental confusion?
Probably not answer: Might suggest that the cysts could be benign and of arachnoid cyst origin, but cannot exclude an infection such as cysticercosis or even a new tumor presence. Mental confusion in older folks often due to medication reaction, but may be of Alzheimer's origin. In summary, have all of this directly evaluated by an expert neurologist, and maybe even get a neurosurgeon involved. So, get answers. ...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