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Could a porencephalic cyst kill you?

Could a porencephalic cyst kill you?

Unlikely: It is rare to suffer death as the result of a porencephalic cyst. The cyst itself would never result in death, but in some cases, depending on where in the brain the cyst is located, a patient could experience seizures or other neurological problems which could contribute to death. This is uncommon, however. If you have been found to have a cyst, it is reasonable to consult with a specialist. ...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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Docs, could a porencephalic cyst kill you?

Docs, could a porencephalic cyst kill you?

No.: Typically, these cysts do not place pressure on the brain or cause problems with spinal fluid circulation. The cyst should be monitored by a neurosurgeon. Should it ever change or grow, you may need a procedure to drain it. ...Read more

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Porencephalic cyst & porencephaly are these the same thing?

Porencephalic cyst & porencephaly are these the same thing?

Porencephaly is a : neurological disorder in which one or more cavities or cysts filled with cerebrospinal fluid develop in areas of the brain damaged by decreased blood flow & oxygen. Genetic & epigenetic factors that alter early fetal brain development, prenatal exposure to drugs & alcohol, infection, placental problems & maternal illnesses can be the underlying cause; post-natally, tumor, trauma or infection. ...Read more

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Porencephalic cyst / neurosurgery consult upcoming, what to expect?

Porencephalic cyst / neurosurgery consult upcoming, what to expect?

Porencephalic cyst: Porencephalic cysts are usually present from birth and most commonly due to a stroke in utero where part of the brain does not receive adequate blood supply. These systs are rarely treated unless the cyst is causing surrounding compression on the normal brain. ...Read more

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What doctor can treat my craniostenosis-turricephalic skull with a porencephalic cyst?

What doctor can treat my craniostenosis-turricephalic skull with a porencephalic cyst?

Born this way: Craniosynostosis is premature closure of some of the cranial sutures, the connections between the plate-like bones of the skull that normally close as the baby's soft spot closes: around AGE ONE YEAR. Turricephaly, or oxycephaly, means "tower head," and it is one head shape that can result. Most adults do not have surgery for this, but the Craniofacial team at HUP Penn may be an option for you. ...Read more

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What is a cyst?

What is a cyst?

A sack of fluid: A cyst is a fluid filled sac that usually has a thin wall (capsule) and is filled with a watery fluid. Complex cysts may have multiple fluid sacs all bunched together. They are usually treated by drainage though often the capsule neds to be removed to prevent recurrence. Other cysts may have thicker contents. If it is filled with pus its usually referred to as an abscess. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is a 3.0 cyst big?

Is a 3.0 cyst big?

To better provide: You with useful info, please tell us the location of the cyst on the body. Can re-ask question. ...Read more

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What causes a cyst?

What causes a cyst?

Many kinds: A cyst is an abnormal, fluid-filled, epithelially-lined, closed structure -- a definition learned early by every medical student. There are hundreds of types, but the most familiar is the common epidermoid inclusion / "sebaceous" cyst under the skin. Privately i think many of these start with bug bites, but nobody's proved it. Cheers! ...Read more

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What is a bible cyst?

What is a bible cyst?

Ganglion: Bible cyst is another name for a ganglion cyst. In some cultures the cyst would be smacked with a weighty book like the bible to rupture the cyst and make it "disappear". Oftentimes a wrist injury or fracture could result. Not recommended. ...Read more

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How do I cure a cyst?

How do I cure a cyst?

Need More Info: Where is it and how large is it? How long has it been present? I would see my pcp. ...Read more