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Could a retro cerebellar cyst 4.7 1.3 CM cause neck pain headaches other things of that nature? Ct brain showed it in the e.R. ?

Could a retro cerebellar cyst 4.7 1.3 CM cause neck pain headaches other things of that nature? Ct brain showed it in the e.R. ?

Go to your Doctor: Please go see your family doctor. This is the very reason you have a family doctor: to navigate the simple and complex problems of your health care. They can get the er notes and reports from the scan and know where to go next. You will not find the answer to this on the internet. Please follow up with your family physician as was recommended in the er. ...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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A 12mm cyst was found near my daughter's cerebellum. Is this a problem?

A 12mm cyst was found near my daughter's cerebellum.  Is this a problem?

Depends: Every situation like this is unique. It depends upon the exact type and position of the cyst. Many cysts found on scans are not a cause for concern---in fact, many people have them and never are aware if it because they have no need for the scan in the first place! the important thing is to talk to the doctor who ordered the scan about what is causing it and if there needs to be any concern. ...Read more

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I have a cyst in cerebellum causing vertigo, what can I do?

Not necessarily rela (carisoprodol): A cyst in cerebellum does not necessarily corelate with vertigo. Cysts in cerebellum are generally asymptomatic and do not need any treatment. Try medications for vertigo in adequate dosage. Surgical options should be considered after extremely careful confidence that cause of vertigo is definitely cyst. ...Read more

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What are the treatment options for a cyst on the cerebellum?

Depends: If the cyst is causing pressure effects such as headaches, water on the brain, loss of balance or brainstem dysfunction, then the cyst should be drained or removed. If your cyst is not causing symptoms, simple observation may be all that's needed. Of course if the "cyst" is not truly a cyst but a cystic tumor, surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Left cerebellum found small arachnoid cyst, show where it is?

Left cerebellum found small arachnoid cyst, show where it is?

Arachnoid cyst: Arachnoid cysts are now commonly found on MR studies. If the cyst is small and not causing clinical symptoms there they are rarely treated surgically. ...Read more

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I have an epidermoid cyst close to my cerebellum. Is it true that birth control pills can stimulate the growth?

I have an epidermoid cyst close to my  cerebellum. Is it true that birth control pills can stimulate the growth?

No: After searching the literature I have been unable to find any information to suggest that birth control pills stimulate the growth of cutaneous lesions. Are you sure you have the correct diagnosis? Oral contraceptive pills do lower testosterone levels and skin oils are stimulated by testosterone so if anything they would benefit an epidermoid cyst. ...Read more

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I read online " small left parasagittal retrocerebellar arachnoid cyst with minimal local mass effect on the left cerebellar hemisphere" what is that and does it have an effect on behavior or brain or health?

I read online " small left parasagittal retrocerebellar arachnoid cyst with minimal local mass effect on the left cerebellar hemisphere" what is that and does it have an effect on behavior or brain or health?

Benign mass: It is a cyst made up of spinal fluid.Since it is pressing on the cerebellum it can cause problems with balance and fine coordinated movements.It should not cause behavior changes ...Read more

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Mri report says, MRI signs arachnoids cyst middle cranial fossa on the right. Ectopia of the cerebellar tonsils in a big hole for tylochneo.Remedy?

Mri report says, MRI signs arachnoids cyst middle cranial fossa on the right. Ectopia of the cerebellar tonsils in a big hole for tylochneo.Remedy?

Arachnoid cyst: Arachnoid cysts in the middle fossa are rather common and rarely need treatment. Ectopia of the cerebellar tonsils are also not uncommon and again rarely need treatment. ...Read more

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What causes a cyst?

What causes a cyst?

Many kinds: A cyst is an abnormal, fluid-filled, epithelially-lined, closed structure -- a definition learned early by every medical student. There are hundreds of types, but the most familiar is the common epidermoid inclusion / "sebaceous" cyst under the skin. Privately i think many of these start with bug bites, but nobody's proved it. Cheers! ...Read more

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What is epidydamal cyst?

What is epidydamal cyst?

Epidermal Cyst ?: An epidermoid or epidermal cyst is a benign skin cyst which can found in all areas of the body. Is this what you were asking about? ...Read more

Cerebellum (Definition)

An area in the back of the brain that helps coordinate movement, speech, and eye movements. It has connections to the frontal lobes also and may play a role in helping you ...Read more