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Can You Die From A Cyst On Your Brain
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
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
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 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
Brain cyst.: Depends on location & type of cyst & how long it's been there. ...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
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
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
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