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My granddaughter got diagnosed with an arachnoid cyst. What happens to such a baby?

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Dr. Gary Kilgo
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gary Kilgo
Dr. Gary Kilgo
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe no change

If the cyst is not growing or causing pressure on the brain or obstruction of spinal fluid flow there is no need to intervene.
However if there is increased size, or obstruction, a neurosurgeon can intervene.

In brief: Maybe no change

If the cyst is not growing or causing pressure on the brain or obstruction of spinal fluid flow there is no need to intervene.
However if there is increased size, or obstruction, a neurosurgeon can intervene.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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