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Brain Cyst Surgery Recovery
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
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: 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
When they remove a brain cyst, how many days will someone spend in the hospital? How long is recovery?
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
My boyfriend's mom has a cyst in her brain and it's pushing against it, she's having surgery to remove the fluid, could she die while in surgery?
We can not answer it: While we know there is risk of any surgical procedure and also risk of anesthesia.And rarely can end in mortality. But most surgeries are safe and the only person who can tell you the risks involved is the surgeon who is going to perform the surgery.I siggest you ask these question to the surgeon involved as to the risk of surgery Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do you have any suggestions on how I can get a brain MRI for free? Only went for one MRI after rathke cleft cyst surgery. Can't afford another mri.
Touqh question: Short of going to a public health clinic and if deemed appropriate and your financial status supports your being seen in such a clinic, probably hard to arrange. However, if your physician deems you need such a test, many physician owned facilities will arrange to do such a test at a reduced cost and sometimes at cost. Asking honest qeustions of such places is t he best way to figure this out. Read more
I have a colloid cyst brain, with no symptoms and is not growing, is it safe to have sinus surgery?
I have fibroids & cyst, will have surgery next week. Can hormones cause the right side of face to hurt & my brain to be strange?
Had MRI brain due to headaches and tingling which showed 17mm pineal cyst. How worried should be? Will I need surgery? Very scared
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
There is not: Sufficient information to answer this question. Please clarify ; re-ask or inquire of your physician. Take care. Read more
Fluctuating headache for two weeks, no other symptoms (vision, balance, speech is ok).Chances of brain cyst? Would other symptoms be present with one?
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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