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What are the treatment options for brain cysts?

What are the treatment options for brain cysts?

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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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Would there be treatment for an arachnoid brain cyst (17mm x 18mm) that is causing excruciating pain? What would the treatment most likely be?

Would there be treatment for an arachnoid brain cyst (17mm x 18mm) that is causing excruciating pain? What would the treatment most likely be?

Diagnosis first: First you have to make 100% sure that the symptoms (pain) are indeed due to the cyst. What if you go after the cyst (surgery?), and then find out that the pain was due to a migraine, and the cyst was just an innocent "bystander", and not the cause of the pain? ...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?

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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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?

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

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How often the brain cyst should be MRI-ed?

How often the brain cyst should be MRI-ed?

Depends: Size, location, type, symptoms all factor into considering how often to do follow up MRI for brain cysts. ...Read more

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I am getting surgery to drain a brain cyst?

I am getting surgery to drain a brain cyst?

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

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What to do if I'm having surgery to drain a brain cyst?

What to do if I'm having surgery to drain a brain cyst?

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

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Please help! What is the difference between a brain cyst and brain tumour?

Semantics: A cyst is a fluid filled sac. A tumor is a solid mass of cells, that sometimes contain tumor fluid that is also called a tumor cyst. A typical brain cyst is benign. A tumor typically is not. Your neurosurgeon can explain those differences when evaluating the MRI study. ...Read more

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When they remove a brain cyst, how many days will someone spend in the hospital? How long is recovery?

When they remove a brain cyst, how many days will someone spend in the hospital? How long is recovery?

Depends: On the location and size of the cyst. If easily accessible you may only spend 2-3 days in hospital. You should speak with your neurosurgeon who can discuss the expectations of surgery and recovery at length. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a brain cyst?

Brain cyst: Depends on the location in the brain, & the resultant neurologic effects. ...Read more

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Could you die from a brain cyst, what are some of the symptoms of a brain cyst?

Could you die from a brain cyst, what are some of the symptoms of a brain cyst?

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

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Please help docs! Is my brain cyst causing me to become dumber?

Please help docs! Is my brain cyst causing me to become dumber?

There is not: Sufficient information to answer this question. Please clarify ; re-ask or inquire of your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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Fluctuating headache for two weeks, no other symptoms (vision, balance, speech is ok).Chances of brain cyst? Would other symptoms be present with one?

Fluctuating headache for two weeks, no other symptoms (vision, balance, speech is ok).Chances of brain cyst? Would other symptoms be present with one?

Unlikely: Headaches are common while brain cyst or tumor are not! See a neurologist if you have family history of brain lesions and your headache persists! ...Read more

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Can Dandy-Walker syndrome be mistaken for a brain cyst as a 41-year old adult?

Can Dandy-Walker syndrome be mistaken for a brain cyst as a 41-year old adult?

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

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Might it be possible that a a brain cyst turn into a tumor, kill you or cause might it be possible that acer?

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

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Docs, could a brain tumor be mistaken for a brain cyst?

Docs, could a brain tumor be mistaken for a brain cyst?

Brain tumor v. cyst: It depends on the imaging test. A technically adequate contrast enhanced MRI scan should be able to make this determination most of the time. It may be more difficult without contrast, or if only a CT was performed. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can a 4 mm brain cyst cause?

Please tell me what can a 4 mm brain cyst cause?

Brain cyst: A 4mm brain cyst is extremely small and likely not to cause any symptoms, likely you have had it for years and it was an incidental finding looking for something else. ...Read more

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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>?

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

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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?

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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