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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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I have arachnoid cyst on the back side of my brain and numbess in my left side and rite foot.What are some of of treatment options?

Likely unrelated: Arachnoid cysts are often asymptomatic. When they cause trouble, it is by pressing on adjacent brain tissue. If your cyst is in the back of the brain it would not cause sensory symptoms you describe without causing a lot of other nasty things, like headaches, weakness, visual disturbance. This of course assumes that "back side" of the brain you refer to is the occipital lobe or behind cerebellum. ...Read more

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My gf had a NRM.Diagnose: arachnoid cyst posterior fossa and left maxillary sinusitis.What to do next?Treatment?Complications can apper?

Arachnoid cysts: These are congenital abnormalities often discovered incidentally and nothing need be done unless creating symptoms in which case discuss with a neurosurgeon. Sinusitis can be easily managed if it is acute, but radiologic changes can occur due to old inactive disease. She needs to see her doctor and discuss these things. Why was this imaging study done to begin with? ...Read more

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Could a small arachnoid cyst on frontal lobe and arachnoiditis from spinal block be related? Don't have arachnoiditis but do have back painafterspinal

Arachnoid cyst: Primary arachnoid cysts are the result of developmental abnormalities in the brain and spinal cord that arise during the early weeks of gestation. Secondary arachnoid cysts develop as a result of head injury, meningitis, or tumors, or as a complication of brain surgery. They are unrelated to your spinal tap. If the pain continues more than a week see the doctor who performed the tap. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is it like to have an arachnoid cyst and can you tell me your experience?

Usually asymptomatic: If and when there are any symptoms, they depend on location and size of the cyst in brain ...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

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What can be done for an arachnoid cyst on the brain?

Need for treatment : depends on size & location of arachnoid cysts & whether or not they cause neurological symptoms from pressure on underlying brain tissue. Neurosurgeons perform minimally invasive micro neurosurgical endoscopic procedures to remove membranes of a cyst or open a cyst so its fluid drains into the normally flowing cerebrospinal fluid. See www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/arachnoid_cysts/arachnoid_cysts. ...Read more

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Is an Arachnoid Cyst normal ? My doctors say " it's normal " but it's not I know it. And I always have massive headaches and they don't help.

No: Arachnoid cysts are the most common expansive intracranial lesions, but they are not 'normal.' Some people may have an arachnoid cyst without any symptoms, and it can be followed clinically and with MRI. If you have symptoms - which include headache or seizures - neurosurgical consultation is recommended. Literature shows vast majority of patients improve with decompression of cyst. ...Read more

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Can an arachnoid cyst or a chiari 1 malformation grow? 

Can an arachnoid cyst or a chiari 1 malformation grow? 

Sometimes: Aarachnoid cysts can show enlargement with age. Chiari malformations can worsen via increased cord compression or by hydrocephalus/syringomyelia. ...Read more

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Arachnoid cyst left frontal lobe, what do I do?

Likely nothing: An arachnoid cyst is something that you were born with. In the vast majority of people it will never cause any problems. ...Read more

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What can be done for a large arachnoid cyst in the right temporal lobe?

NO: Arachnoid cysts are usually benign and do not cause anysymptoms unless very large and traumatised. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cyst in my brain. Arachnoid cyst with hollowness on my face?

What to do if I have a cyst in my brain. Arachnoid cyst with hollowness on my face?

Arachnoid cyst: Not sure what you mean by "hollowness" of the face but likely not related to the arachnoid cyst which are fairly common and in many cases not symptomatic. ...Read more

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Pit tumor Chiari arachnoid cyst etc. 3-4 migraines a wk! Are there more options than just meds??

Yes: Ask your neurologist whether a consult with a neurosurgeon -- simply for evaluation -- might be appropriate at this time. Don't plan on being a neusurgery patient just yet, but this would be a time to explore your options. ...Read more

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I have a chiari 1 malformation, and an arachnoid cyst, how do I know if I am a candidate for surgery?

See a neurosurgeon: Depending on the location of the arachnoid cyst and the degree of cerebellar tonsilar ectopia from your chiari, you may well be a surgical candidate. Posterior fossa arachnoid cysts are a common cause of secondary chiari malformations(if the cyst is large enough to create increased pressure, it can push the bottom of the cerebellum through the foramen magnum, causing the chiari). See neurosurgeo. ...Read more

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Would an Arachnoid cyst on the back of my son's brain be the reason the top of his head is a cone shape?

Would an Arachnoid cyst on the back of my son's brain be the reason the top of his head is a cone shape?

Unrelated: Head shape is unrelated to arachnoid cyst. Skull shape is created by sutures between cranial bones. Premature closure of metopic suture- in forehead area can create a cone or triangular shaped head. More about arachnoid cysts https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/arachnoid-cysts/ More about skull shape craniosynostosis http://www.childrenshospital.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions/metopic-synostosis-trigonocephaly ...Read more

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What is incidental retrocerebellar arachnoid cyst? I had an MRI because I am having unusual headaches and visual problems.

Congenital cyst: Your arachnoid cyst has little if any impact on your symptoms and is most likely a coincidental insignificant finding. This is reassuring and points toward more of a diagnosis of either migraine or tension headaches, Therapy to break up pattern seems advisable, and maybe you would benefit from BOTOX injections. ...Read more

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What may a mild mass effect due to an arachnoid cyst in anterior temporal lobe cause behaviorally and cognitively, if anything?

Usually nothing: Often it is an incidental finding that had been there pretty much for life. Rarely, it may cause seizures and much less likely memory problems, etc. but in my experience, for the most part, nothing. ...Read more

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I have an arachnoid cyst and a chiari 1 malformation. I know it depends on the person but how likely is it that I will need surgery?

I have an arachnoid cyst and a chiari 1 malformation. I know it depends on the person but how likely is it that I will need surgery?

Only eval will tell: The only way to know if you'll need surgery is your exam by a neurosurgeon who does chiari decompressions. He will thoroughly evaluate your clinical symptoms, physical symptoms, MRI findings and base his opinion on those findings. Most arachnoid cysts do not require surgery as they are present from the beginning of your brain development. See a neurosurgeon and good luck! ...Read more

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Scan at 32 wk shows arachnoid cyst 6.5 * 2.5 CM in brain.On follow up scan at 34 weeks its size is 7.5* 2.8cm with slight compression.What to do?

Scan  at 32 wk shows arachnoid cyst  6.5 * 2.5 CM in brain.On follow up scan at 34 weeks its size is 7.5* 2.8cm with slight compression.What to do?

Wait: At 34 weeks birth is coming soon. Baby will need to be evaluated once born with ultrasound and MRI to ascertain the exact anatomy. Surgical correction may need to done after neurosurgical evaluation. ...Read more

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