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Doctor insights on: Choroid Plexus Cysts

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How serious are bilateral choroid plexus cysts in fetus?

How serious are bilateral choroid plexus cysts in fetus?

Usually normal: Most babies with choroid plexus cysts in the brain are normal, and almost all cysts go away by the end of the second trimester. But cysts can also be a marker for a problem called trisomy 18, which means an extra chromosome 18 in every cell of a baby's body. A maternal fetal medicine doctor can do an ultrasound and look for any other sign of trisomy 18. ...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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Can choroid plexus cyst in fetus come back?

Can choroid plexus cyst in fetus come back?

Not usually: A choroid plexus cyst is often a finding that resolves on it's own and doesn't come back. As long as your follow up scan was normal, you don't need to keep checking. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've had two possible TIAs-MRI/A say-xanthoma formation w/in choroid plexus bilaterally-fetal origin right posterior cerebral arterycongenitalvarition?

Normal variation: Fetal origin posterior cerebral artery is a normal finding you were born with and choroid plexus comments is also normal. I presume the MRI was otherwise normal. Please make sure to see a neurologist for a complete evaluation as TIAs are often warning signs for strokes. ...Read more

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Multiple cysts from d1-d12, tarlov cysts, renal cysts one hemorragic, ovarian cysts...What can cause this?

Multiple cysts from d1-d12, tarlov cysts, renal cysts one hemorragic, ovarian cysts...What can cause this?

All different : Tarlov, renal and ovarian cysts are all different. None have any relationship with other. Each would require a visit to a different specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can mural nodules in ovarian cyst be benign?

Can mural nodules in ovarian cyst be benign?

Can be benign: Ovarian cystic mural noduls could be benign - fibroadenomas, could have borderline potential and can be malignant. Carefull pathologic/ microscopic evaluation needed.Eva. ...Read more

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Can Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma cyst resemble functional cyst on MRI?

Can Ovarian serous cystadenocarcinoma cyst resemble functional cyst on MRI?

No: A simple cyst has a very specific benign appearance, while a cystadenocarcinoma usually has characteristics that are pathognomonic for a complex mass. A benign hemorrhagic cyst may resemble a worrisome cystadenoca. If you are worried about an ovarian cyst, talk to your doctor. You can do an ultrasound in 4-6 weeks. If it is a cancer, it will not be the same size or have the same characteristics. ...Read more

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Can a cystic tumour be cancerous? 27cm septated ovarian cyst. Thanks

Can a cystic tumour be cancerous? 27cm septated ovarian cyst.  Thanks

Yes: It can. It would be helpful to know your age and history to comment further. Septated cysts are also a malignancy risk but there are septated benign tumors too. Do you mean 27 cm or 27 mm? The smaller one 27 mm is fairly low risk regardless; if you mean the larger (27 cm) the risk is correspondingly higher. I hope this helps, good wishes. ...Read more

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Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?

Complex cystic hypoechoic nodules right parotid gland with internal vascular septations  &calcifications Echogenic foci Biopsy in future. Inconclusive?

Parotid mass: Your doctor will probably want an FNA, fine needle aspiration to obtain cells that can be examined by a pathologist. Probably will be benign but your ENT may suggest it be completely excised. ...Read more

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Can peripheral neuropathy cause bilateral tarlov cysts? Or vice versa, what's the difference between bilateral tarlov cysts and one-sided tarlov cysts?

Can peripheral neuropathy cause bilateral tarlov cysts? Or vice versa, what's the difference between bilateral tarlov cysts and one-sided tarlov cysts?

None of the above: Tarlov cysts are normally found incidentally on MRI studies. They are peri-neural cysts found adjacent to the spine, where nerve roots exit. They normally cause no symptoms. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that may cause pain, numbness, or weakness. It is often due to high blood sugar. It affects the nerve itself, and rarely is a Tarlov cyst involved. ...Read more

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Is septated cystic structure in ovary benign?

Is septated cystic structure in ovary benign?

Possible: An ovarian cyst can be benign but sometimes a septated cystic structure could mean cancer. See your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Benign pineal gland cyst cause?

Benign pineal gland cyst cause?

Pineal gland cyst: Pineal gland cysts are not at all uncommon. As long as the mr is not showing any tumor characteristics which it sounds like is the case here here. These cysts can also cause obstructive hydrocephalus but they would have seen that on mri. ...Read more

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Anyone familiar with choroid plexus papilloma?

Brain tumor: It is a rare slow growing brain tumor that is located in the ventricular system of the choroid plexus. It results in increased cerebral spinal fluid which causes hydrocephalus and increased intracranial pressure. Symptoms can include increased headaches, vomiting, and vision changes. Surgery to remove the tumor usually cures the disease since it is not usually malignant. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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enhanced posterior clivus likely venous plexus.

 enhanced posterior clivus likely venous plexus.

Probably normal: Limited information here, am assuming this is a MRI finding. Venous plexus in this location is normal. If this is simply an incidental finding, probably no follow up necessary, or possibly an additional study or follow up MRI in a short time if there is some uncertainty. As always, speak with your clinician regarding appropriate course of action. ...Read more

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US PELVIS show Non-visualized left ovary.Dilated left adnexal vasculature.Right ovarian cyst measuring3cmx2x2 Follow-up. Cervical cysts. IUD positioned as noted no complications. Small amount fluid pelvic cul-de-sac, nonspecific.Plesae explainThanks?

Treatment: The best person to tell you what the treatment is for your specific case is the physician who ordered the tests for you. We do not know all the specifics surrounding your case, your medical history, your desires concerning future pregnancies or what has been done in the past. This site is not intended to diagnose or treat. Please consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is bilateral choroidal fissure cycsts?

What is bilateral choroidal fissure cycsts?

Depends: If you mean choroid plexus cysts? The choroid plexus is an area both sides of the fetal brain . During fetal development some fetuses will have cysts seen in that area of the brain. These cyst most ofter just disappear.Bilateral means both sides . They are usaually evaluated by perinatologists to make sure there are no associated chromosomal problems. ...Read more

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Are brachial plexus injuries hereditary?

Are brachial plexus injuries hereditary?

No: The cervical plexus can be stretched during delivery.After the head is out, it is pulled forward & angled up or down to get the shoulders & rest of baby out.If the plexus responds with swelling around the nerves, transient loss of function(dys/wks) may be found.If the nerves are damaged by the stretch, nerves may be permanently damaged.This is birth trauma any kid could get.It is not hereditary. ...Read more

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Choroid (Definition)

The choroid is a vascular layer behind the retina critical in supplying nutrients and maintainance for the retina which overlies it. There is also a layer of the brain, the choroid plexus, which has ...Read more