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Doctor insights on: Children That Present With Autism And Arachnoid Cysts

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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Heard the term arachnoid cyst- info please. ?

Spinal fluid balloon: Arachnoid is a membrane in the nervous system which is in contact with spinal fluid. Sometimes the fluid is entrapped in folds of the arachnoid causing a pocket of fluid to form either in skull or spinal canal. At times the cyst can enlarge causing brain or spinal cord compression. Arachnoid cysts can be present at birth or develop later. ...Read more

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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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How often with arachnoid cysts does it require surgery?  

How often with arachnoid cysts does it require surgery?  

Rarely: Uless enlarging and causing neurological symptoms specific to that cyst, nothing is surgically done usually.Monitoring is important. ...Read more

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My granddaughter got diagnosed with an arachnoid cyst. What happens to such a baby?

More details please: The location and size of the cyst impact the treatment decisions. Is this a primary or secondary cyst> how old is your granddaughter and is she having symptoms? Was this cyst present at birth? Please resubmit your question with more details and also talk with the physician who made the diagnosis. Sometimes it helps to write down your three most important concerns and ask the doctor. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a arachnoid cyst, what can I do besides surgery to live with this?

Likely benign: Arachnoid cysts are congenital lesions and if you have made it into adulthood, it is unlikely to need any intervention . If surgery is recommended, make sure to find out why as unless there are progressive neurological deficits directly attributable to the cyst, surgery is not indicated. ...Read more

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Small arachnoid cyst within the right paramedian retrocerebellar region? Is this a common place to have these cyst here?

Small arachnoid cyst within the right paramedian retrocerebellar region? Is this a common place to have these cyst here?

It is common place: Posterior fossa in general is where all the action is when it comes to these types of cysts. They are generally of no clinically significance. ...Read more

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I have arachnoid cysts I have been getting burning tearing pain in cyst area, could it be caused by cyst growth? What else could it be?Neuro appt. 31

Arachnoid cyst: These tend to be incidental findings most of the time, and they rarely require intervention. They can cause headache, seizures, or other problems related to the adjacent brain. Surgery is usually reserved for cases that show growth, cause significant pressure on the brain, or that cause obstruction of spinal fluid circulation. Discuss this with your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Can an arachnoid cyst cause seizures?

Can an arachnoid cyst cause seizures?

Let me explain: Small arachnoid cysts are usually symptomless and may not require treatment. If arachnoid cysts grow significantly, they may cause symptoms, such as headache, weakness and fatigue. In serious cases, symptoms may become life threatening. Serious symptoms of arachnoid cysts include seizures, developmental problems, sensory or motor impairment, and hydrocephalus. The location dictate the symptoms. ...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


Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more