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What Does A Cyst On The Brain Mean
No: Cyst usually refers to a fluid filled space. It may be a residual affect of stroke or in rare cases due to parasite infestation. Tumors can have cystic spaces in them therefore presence of a cyst does not rule out tumor. ...Read more
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
There are are choroid plexus cysts on my baby's ultrasound. Does that mean holes in the brain? What else?
No: Choroid plexus cyst is usually normal. Read this: http://downsyndrome. About. Com/od/whatcausesdownsyndrome/a/uscpc_ro. Htm. ...Read more
20 weeks us shows baby has 2 cysts, a dilated 3rd ventricle and TCD below 5th on the brain, What does this mean? The doctor wouldn't tell me anything.
Some thoughts...: Not sure what it means to say, "doctor wouldn't tell me anything." At 20 weeks, time is of the essence. Everyone involved has to get together now to decide whether or not the baby has a significant malformation. If so, one can consider aborting... which is why time is of the essence. Ask the doctor for the answer. Ask another for a second opinion if the first answer is not clear cut. Good Luck! ...Read more
I had a MRI of my brain. What does it mean with a small focus in the right frontal inferior periventricular white matter, probable fossa arachnoid cyst?
Incidental finding: Why did you have the scan? We believe that arachnoid cysts are present at birth and are generally benign entities. On the most rare occasions they could be responsible for headaches but by and large you found out something that you may NEVER have known you had if not for the scan. If you would like to show me the scan or ask more questions: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...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
What does chronic lacunar infarcts with cystic degeneration in right thalamus and left basal ganglia means? My 22 yr old fiancee's 3 month old MRI has this after contracting TB meningitis, cureable??
Not curable, but: Early developmental intervention will help promote development. Was it tuberculous meningitis, treated early & completely eradicated? Hydocephalus & basal ganglia lesions are common in TBM. A pediatric neurologist can explain to her father what areas of function are likely to be impacted by the damaged areas of his baby's brain. Has the rest of the family had a TB skin test & treatment if +? ...Read more
Depends on cause: Many cysts in the brain are congenital, and quite benign, such as an incidental arachnoid cyst. Infections such as parasites may present as a brain cyst and cause seizures. Some bad tumors may grow so fast that the insides may die and become cystic. If there is concern, contact a local neurosurgeon, and get evaluation. ...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
Formed long ago: The vast majority of brain cysts are congenital, meaning they formed when your brain was forming as an embryo and are innocent. The benign brain cysts don't change over time and ar nothing to worry about. Frequently found when you have a brain scan performed for an unrelated reason. ...Read more
Yes indeed: Eating food -- especially fresh vegetables -- contaminaed by the feces of someone with the pig tapeworm is the cause of cysticercosis, a grisly infection of the brain by encysted worms. This isn't "unhealthy eating" as in "junk food instead of fruits and vegetables"; this is a problem that's genuine, authentic, very serious and unfortunately very common in many places. ...Read more
Pineal brain cysts: Pineal brain cysts are common but usually very small and causing no problem. Occasionally the cyst might be larger but you would have some symptoms that would lead to a brain scan to confirm or deny a larger brain cyst. ...Read more
Brain cyst.: Depends on location & type of cyst & how long it's been there. ...Read more
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
Should I be concerned if my mum and told her that I have either a cyst or a lesion on my brain, what is that?
I have gramma serizers and I have a cyst in my left side my brain next to my nerve.. Am experienceing a wired pressure that hurts on my left side?
Follow up with your: Neurologist since there is not enough information here to answer accurately. ...Read more
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There is not: Sufficient information to answer this question. Please clarify ; re-ask or inquire of your physician. Take care. ...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
Can the kind of tapeworms that cats get from fleas cause cysts in the brain, etc. For a human if they catch it somehow?
There are two species of
Echinococcus of concern in pets: E. granulosus, which can infect dogs (see micrograph,
right), and E. multilocularis, which can infect both dogs and cats
These may cause cysts in the brains of infected humans.
Look on the internet, you will find a lot of information about this. ...Read more
I have a cyst a lesions on my brain and history of migraines. With this one a new pain lightning bolts. Been going on 5 days. Meds not helping. HELP!
Fluctuating headache for two weeks, no other symptoms (vision, balance, speech is ok).Chances of brain cyst? Would other symptoms be present with one?
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
Hard to say: If the interpretation on the MRI by the radiologist is that it is a cyst, then it is likely benign. It also depends if there is any area of enhancement that would suggest a tumor. Also if you have serial MRI scans, you can tell if it is getting bigger or changing which is more likely a tumor. The location in the ventricle is important too. If it obstructs the foramen it could be a problem. ...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
Dandy-Walker: Dandy-Walker is a congenital disorder of the 4th ventricle, which is replaced by a large cystic mass. Of course, there are other possibilities as well, but here is a link to get you started : http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/dandy-walker-syndrome ...Read more
When they remove a brain cyst, how many days will someone spend in the hospital? How long is recovery?
I have a colloid cyst of the brain with no symptions as of yet but want to go overseas should I be ok to fly?
Ask the neurosurgeon: Who is following you. Only s/he knows the imagery of your brain and will give you the answer to your question. Make sense? Good luck and take care! ...Read more
My 15mnth old won’t stop scratching the back of his head. He has a rash on his body. He has incidental cyst on his brain. Could this be the cause?
No the internal structure of the brain is not affected or causative of this back of scalp rash. You can apply OTC 1% hydrocortisone 3x/d it red, itchy until gone. It
may have been caused by ;saying down to sleep and increased sweating, a contact dermatitis. Welcome to Healthtap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more
Have recently had my 19 week fetal anomoly scan, on the scan notes it says " abnormal findings on brain unusual echo texture may be due to multiple cysts" I asked what this ment and they couldn't give me any answers apart from "i have never seen this bef
Referral: Ask to be referred to a specialist in maternal fetal medicine. ...Read more
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