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How dangerous is a brain cyst?

How dangerous is a brain cyst?

Brain cyst: Depends on the location in the brain, & the resultant neurologic effects. ...Read more

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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Please tell me what can a 4 mm brain cyst cause?

Please tell me what can a 4 mm brain cyst cause?

Brain cyst: A 4mm brain cyst is extremely small and likely not to cause any symptoms, likely you have had it for years and it was an incidental finding looking for something else. ...Read more

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Could you die from a brain cyst, what are some of the symptoms of a brain cyst?

Could you die from a brain cyst, what are some of the symptoms of a brain cyst?

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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Please help docs! Is my brain cyst causing me to become dumber?

Please help docs! Is my brain cyst causing me to become dumber?

There is not: Sufficient information to answer this question. Please clarify ; re-ask or inquire of your physician. Take care. ...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?

Fluctuating headache for two weeks, no other symptoms (vision, balance, speech is ok).Chances of brain cyst? Would other symptoms be present with one?

Unlikely: Headaches are common while brain cyst or tumor are not! See a neurologist if you have family history of brain lesions and your headache persists! ...Read more

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How often the brain cyst should be MRI-ed?

How often the brain cyst should be MRI-ed?

Depends: Size, location, type, symptoms all factor into considering how often to do follow up MRI for brain cysts. ...Read more

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I am getting surgery to drain a brain cyst?

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

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What to do if I'm having surgery to drain a brain cyst?

What to do if I'm having surgery to drain a brain cyst?

Brain cyst: I am not sure there is anything you need to do other than having a preoperative consultation with the surgeon and what is being done and what to expect from the surgery and the postoperative care. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between a brain cyst and brain tumour?

Please help! What is the difference between a brain cyst and brain tumour?

Semantics: A cyst is a fluid filled sac. A tumor is a solid mass of cells, that sometimes contain tumor fluid that is also called a tumor cyst. A typical brain cyst is benign. A tumor typically is not. Your neurosurgeon can explain those differences when evaluating the MRI study. ...Read more

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When they remove a brain cyst, how many days will someone spend in the hospital? How long is recovery?

When they remove a brain cyst, how many days will someone spend in the hospital? How long is recovery?

Depends: On the location and size of the cyst. If easily accessible you may only spend 2-3 days in hospital. You should speak with your neurosurgeon who can discuss the expectations of surgery and recovery at length. ...Read more

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Docs, could a brain tumor be mistaken for a brain cyst?

Docs, could a brain tumor be mistaken for a brain cyst?

Brain tumor v. cyst: It depends on the imaging test. A technically adequate contrast enhanced MRI scan should be able to make this determination most of the time. It may be more difficult without contrast, or if only a CT was performed. ...Read more

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Can Dandy-Walker syndrome be mistaken for a brain cyst as a 41-year old adult?

Can Dandy-Walker syndrome be mistaken for a brain cyst as a 41-year old adult?

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

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Might it be possible that a a brain cyst turn into a tumor, kill you or cause might it be possible that acer?

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

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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>?

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

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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?

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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

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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.

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

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Could unhealthy eating cause brain cysts?

Could unhealthy eating cause brain cysts?

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