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Treatment For Brain Cyst
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
Would there be treatment for an arachnoid brain cyst (17mm x 18mm) that is causing excruciating pain? What would the treatment most likely be?
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
I have a brain cyst that is benign. My doctor said the only treatment is a shunt. Can the shunt be used to drain the cyst, what to do?
Yes: A cyst is an isolated collection of fluid that may continue to fill and enlarge putting pressure on the normal brain and affecting function. A shunt would drain the cyst limit its growth and allow normal brain function. ...Read more
Benign: Most likely it is a benign cyst that does not communicate with the normal brain fluid circulation. A shunt can be placed to drain the fluid into the abdomen where it can be safely absorbed and prevent the cyst from enlarging and affecting normal brain function. Surgery is safe and usually in hospital overnite then home. ...Read more
Brain cyst: I am not sure there is anything you need to do other than having a preoperative consultation with the surgeon and what is being done and what to expect from the surgery and the postoperative care. ...Read more
When they remove a brain cyst, how many days will someone spend in the hospital? How long is recovery?
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
There is not: Sufficient information to answer this question. Please clarify ; re-ask or inquire of your physician. Take care. ...Read more
Fluctuating headache for two weeks, no other symptoms (vision, balance, speech is ok).Chances of brain cyst? Would other symptoms be present with one?
Dandy Walker: Syndrome can be associated with fluid-filled cysts in certain parts of the brain, commonly the cerebellum. It's not mistaken for a brain cyst. There may be other structural abnormalities. Most people afflicted with Dandy Walker Syndrome have obvious neurologic and/or cognitive deficiencies starting in early childhood. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
Might it be possible that a a brain cyst turn into a tumor, kill you or cause might it be possible that acer?
Brain tumor: No, if something was a cyst, it is a cyst, . However there are brain tumors that are cystic to start with. It willdepend on how your diagnosis was made and what were the follow-ups. ...Read more
What do you advise if I was just diagnosed with a 4 mm brain cyst in my right frontal lobe. Should I worry about it>?
Good care, not worry: This depends on various factors and a consultation with a good neurologist or neurosurgeon should allow you to understand the nature of the cyst and the best management. Repeat or periodic imaging may be recommended. Often, a small cyst remains stable over time and may not require intervention. ...Read more
I recently went for a mri scan where they have picked up a brain cyst in the front left lobe they don't know what type of cyst this is. Need to worry?
Brain cyst: Too early to worry. Wait for feedback from your doctor about any further workup to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more