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Remedies For Arachnoid Cyst
I might have an incidental arachnoid cyst in the posterior fossa & I get chronic nose bleed when I blow my nose from the left nasal im scared from it?
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
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
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
My 18 yo son has am arachnoid cyst in posterior fossa. He has a low heart rate and low blood pressure. What treatment is available?
Spinal fluid balloon: Arachnoid is a membrane in the nervous system which is in contact with spinal fluid. Sometimes the fluid is entrapped in folds of the arachnoid causing a pocket of fluid to form either in skull or spinal canal. At times the cyst can enlarge causing brain or spinal cord compression. Arachnoid cysts can be present at birth or develop later. ...Read more
Usually asymptomatic: Arachnoid cysts are usually asymptomatic and are found incidentally on imaging studies. However, if they are very large and are showing displacement of the brain or if a patient has bled into them, then neurosurgery may be done to decompress the cysts and decrease the pressure on the surrounding brain. ...Read more
Usually asymptomatic: If and when there are any symptoms, they depend on location and size of the cyst in brain ...Read more
See a surgeon: It depends on the size, location and your symptoms - I would recommend seeing a neurosurgeon to discuss the expectations of surgery vs doing no surgery and the risks - that way you can make an informed decision, but the key advice is to discuss this with someone who actually does this surgery ...Read more
More details please:
The location and size of the cyst impact the treatment decisions.
Is this a primary or secondary cyst>
how old is your granddaughter and is she having symptoms? Was this cyst present at birth? Please resubmit your question with more details and also talk with the physician who made the diagnosis.
Sometimes it helps to write down your three most important concerns and ask the doctor. ...Read more
Likely benign: Arachnoid cysts are congenital lesions and if you have made it into adulthood, it is unlikely to need any intervention. If surgery is recommended, make sure to find out why as unless there are progressive neurological deficits directly attributable to the cyst, surgery is not indicated. ...Read more
Small arachnoid cyst within the right paramedian retrocerebellar region? Is this a common place to have these cyst here?
It is common place:
Posterior fossa in general is where all the action is when it comes to these types of cysts. They are generally thought to be of no clinical significance.
Not normally: These lesion typically cause no significant neurological compromise. These are usually found incidently. By them selves are not life threatening. But if you develope any symptoms headache, numbness timgling or any neurological symptoms gret evaluated assuming a doctor ordered the scan to determine this follow up wpould be appropriate. ...Read more
An arachnoi an arachnoid cyst and l what I what is wrong also m also migraine and no 1 can give me an answer as to what is wrong or why I have loss o?
Neurologist: You should consult a neurologist right away. ...Read more
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
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
NO: Arachnoid cysts are usually benign and do not cause anysymptoms unless very large and traumatised. ...Read more
Arachnoid cyst: Arachnoid cysts are now commonly found on MR studies. If the cyst is small and not causing clinical symptoms there they are rarely treated surgically. ...Read more
Consult neurologist: You need to be followed by a neurologist or neurosurgeon to determine if there is a change in the size of the cyst or if it impinges on vital structures, needing intervention ...Read more
Why?: Why would the arachnoid cyst be removed? Arachnoid cysts usually aren't the cause of problems, they're found when doing a scan because of the problem, but are usually not the cause of the problem. Removing the cyst wouldn't be expected to benefit the psych problems or change personality. ...Read more
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
See a neurosurgeon: You are blessed by the time & place in which you live. Boston abounds with excellent neurosugeons with expertise in microneurosurgery, minimally invasive endoscopic techniques, for treating symptomatic arachnoid cysts. Seek referral to one or two of them from your primary care physician. See http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/arachnoid_cysts/arachnoid_cysts. Htm ...Read more
Likely congenital: Typically found coincidentally when images obtained for very different purpose. Almost always present from birth, but on rare occasions can expand, but usually without mass effect. May be of value periodically to repeat scans to ascertain absence of issues. ...Read more
3% in 1 study: One study* found arnold-chiari type 1 malformation in 2 out of the 67 children w arachnoid cysts. Study was small; actual number could be different, also could be differences amongst different populations. *pascual-castroviejo i, et al "primary intracranial arachnoidal cysts. A study of 67 childhood cases." childs nerv syst. 1991;7 (5):257. ...Read more
I have a left middle cranial fossa arachnoid cyst. What is considered big and should I be worried about it?
Most asymptomatic: Arachnoid cysts occur in about 1 - 2% of the population, with a 2:1 preponderance in males. Only about 20% become symptomatic, and it is thought that one is born with these cysts. These cysts vary in size greatly, and again, typically remain asymptomatic throughout life. Discuss this more with your neurosurgeon whether this requires any additional intervention other than observation. ...Read more
We just found that my wife, age 58, has a "golf ball" sized arachnoid cyst in her left frontal area. Could this create personality changes?
Unlikely: A cyst this size, in this location, is most likely congenital, and has been present for a long time. Unless there has been a significant change in size in a short time, it typically does not cause symptoms. ...Read more