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Surgery For Arachnoid Cyst In Temporal Lobe
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
NO: Arachnoid cysts are usually benign and do not cause anysymptoms unless very large and traumatised. ...Read more
What may a mild mass effect due to an arachnoid cyst in anterior temporal lobe cause behaviorally and cognitively, if anything?
Could a 40mm arachnoid cyst in the right temporal lobe be responsible for changes in personality over a five year period (for an adult in 40's)?
Hard to be sure, but: I think this is certainly a possibility. 40mm is a large cyst in an area of the brain that might affect personality. ...Read more
4.5 CM left frontal convexity arachnoid cyst small arachnoid cyst right temporal lobe gliosis left occipital lobe partially empty sella turcica means?
Hx of Trauma?: These could potentially be caused by a traumatic event earlier in life. ...Read more
How common is it to have multiple arachnoid cysts (one in right temporal and one in left frontal lobe) both approx 5mm in size?
2 cysts: Having 2 isn't as common as 1, of course. At 5mm they are tiny compared to most. Rarely are they anything to worry about. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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