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Cyst Exerts Mass Effect On Brain
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?
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
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
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
Small mobile tender mass when leaning on elbow. Is it a cyst causes my elbow pain and how do I fix it?
Olecranon bursitis: The olcranon process is the back of the hunge joint at the elbow. A bursa is a sac that sits over the outside of a joint to cushion the soft tissues from injury. The olecranon bursa can become inflamed, usually from trauma, like leaning a lot on your elbows. An inflamed bursa is called a bursitis. It is often treated with anti-inflammatoies, ace wraps, aspiration of fluid, or a cortisone injection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer