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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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Head pains when i lie down for 8 years. What could it be? Scared of colloid cyst or brain tumour. Neuro exam is good.

Head pains when i lie down for 8 years. What could it be? Scared of colloid cyst or brain tumour. Neuro exam is good.

Headaches: To reassure you, 8 years is a long time to live with a brain tumor. Headaches can come from your nasal congestion, and they worsen when you lay down, you need to get your allergies under control, see an allergist to help you. ...Read more

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I have a colloid cyst of the brain with no symptions as of yet but want to go overseas should I be ok to fly?

I have a colloid cyst of the brain with no symptions as of yet but want to go overseas should I be ok to fly?

Ask the neurosurgeon: Who is following you. Only s/he knows the imagery of your brain and will give you the answer to your question. Make sense? Good luck and take care! ...Read more

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How we know the type of cyst in brain? There are no symptom bt MRI report says possibility of colloid cyst to be considered. Doc said nothing to worry

How we know the type of cyst in brain? There are no symptom bt MRI report says possibility of colloid cyst to be considered. Doc said nothing to worry

Colloid cyst: Colloid cysts arise from the roof of the third ventricle in the brain. Many are found incidentally and are not symptomatic but some can cause unpredictable obstruction of the spinal fluid pathways. It is important to see a neurosurgeon who specializes in endoscopic brain surgery or microneurosurgery to discuss the options. ...Read more

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I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.

I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.

See neurologist: The best way to find help for any brain injury is to first see a neurologist. They can recommend the best rehabilitation treatment facilities in your area. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I have a 3 mm colloid cyst. Lately MRIs are showing "marked pontine and minimal bilateral cerebral white matter" "T2 prolongation" Can this be MS?

I have a 3 mm colloid cyst. Lately MRIs are showing "marked pontine and minimal bilateral cerebral white matter" "T2 prolongation" Can this be MS?

Need more info/Histo: We need to know additional details of your medical history such as your age?, what symptoms? and for how long have you had your symptoms? Why was the MRI of the brain done in the first place??? ...Read more

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What is a colloid cyst?

What is a colloid cyst?

One type of nodule: Colloid is a yellow-brown liquid found in thyroids. Thyroid cells usually organize into hollow balls, or follicles, with colloid in their centers. Occasionally, cysts (large liquid-filled structures) can form in the thyroid. These often are filled with colloid, and may be called colloid cysts. Most cysts are not cancers, but 5% can have a cancer along an edge. A biopsy (fna) can determine this. ...Read more

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If the colloid cyst in thyroid is becoming larger what to do?

If the colloid cyst in thyroid is becoming larger what to do?

Enlarging cyst: Hello, an enlarging colloid cyst typically can be followed by your doctor unless it becomes obstructive in that it blocks your airway, swallowing, or blood flow. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't have surgery for my colloid cyst?

What will happen if I don't have surgery for my colloid cyst?

Depends on cyst size: When the cyst becomes large enough, it can cause hydrocephalus. This can be life threatening in a rapid fashion. ...Read more

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After aspiration of a colloid cyst, what are the chances it will regrow?

After aspiration of a colloid cyst, what are the chances it will regrow?

Possible: The histogenesis of colloid cysts is unclear. Surgical treatment is usually considered if they cause hydrocephalus (swelling of the brain). Surgical removal does not always resolve the swelling. Aspiration may mot completly remove the cyst wall in which case they can recur. ...Read more

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I have a 3mm colloid cyst on 3rdthe ventricle. I have become symptomatic. Should i be worried

I have a 3mm colloid cyst on 3rdthe ventricle.  I have become symptomatic. Should i be worried

Get evaluated: It is uncommon for a colloid cyst <10mm to cause problems. See a neurosurgeon for a definitive opinion of your specific situation. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I have a colloid cyst in my third ventricle. What are ventricles?

Fluid space in brain: Ventricles are the normal spaces in the brain that cerebrospinal fluid is made and and travels in. ...Read more

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My 14 year old girl has a colloid cyst. One of the symptoms are amnesia , but i feel it has gotten worse. What can I do to help?

My 14 year old girl has a colloid cyst. One of the symptoms are amnesia , but i feel it has gotten worse. What can I do to help?

Colloid cyst: I would recommended that you set up an appointment with a pediatric neurosurgeon for surgical evaluation, there is a team at the university of washington in seattle. ...Read more

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I have had 3 mri's this past year due a colloid cyst. I had my 3 month post op mri, it showed borderline Chiari l malf. why didn't it show before?

I have had 3 mri's this past year due  a colloid cyst.  I had my 3 month post op mri, it showed borderline Chiari l malf. why didn't it show before?

Depends on reader: It probably did but since you're saying that it was called "borderline" by one radiologist that means that it is so close either being called Chiari or NOT BEING called Chiari that who ever the last person was who read it may have chose not make ANY call compared to the current reader who chose to read it using MAXIMUM WAFFLING CAPACITY! Do you have a copy to show? www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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I had a MRI done on my cervical spine, and it says that I have a presumed colloid cyst in the right thyroid lobe measuring 10 mm.Can you please help.

I had a MRI done on my cervical spine, and it says that I have a presumed colloid cyst in the right thyroid lobe measuring 10 mm.Can you please help.

Mri findings: Mri imaging frequently will pick up findings incidentally and unrelated to why the test was ordered. Taking a conservative approach, it would be a good idea to speak to your primary doc first to see if this needs to be imaged further. A ultrasound is helpful. Also, tsh, t3/t4 blood work can be done to make sure the blood levels are normal. If needed, an evaluation by an ENT doc would be next step. ...Read more

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I'm a 29 y/o female. I have 6+ complex cysts on my thyroid - the largest is 1.1cm with a hypoechoic mass. All others are colloid. Should i be worried?

I'm a 29 y/o female. I have 6+ complex cysts on my thyroid - the largest is 1.1cm with a hypoechoic mass. All others are colloid. Should i be worried?

Need to follow it: The likelihood of cancer is still quite low. A lot depends on the characteristics of the cysts/nodules. If there are worrisome characteristics, surgery is indicated. It is important that the cysts/nodules be followed by someone who knows what to look for. Often an endocrinologist with ultrasound experience is better at this than a radiologist. ...Read more

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Are colloid cysts always malignant?

Are colloid cysts always malignant?

No, usually not: My understanding is that colloid cyst suggests a benign entity. However, must know of what body part you are referring. ...Read more