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My 12 years old son has adhd. One year ago he was diagnosed with an arachnoid cyst. Now he has severe headaches and lost vision in his right eye. I would like to know if this is related to the arachnoid cyst.

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: Location & size of

The arachnoid cyst on current MRI compared to prior MRI or ct scan determines likelihood of its causing headache & vision loss.
While some pediatric neurosurgeons dismiss the possibility, others like dr. Benjamin warf at boston children's hospital, assess each case & perform minimally-invasive endoscopic surgery to divert fluid from an arachnoid cyst if needed. See www.Childrenshospital.Otg.

In brief: Location & size of

The arachnoid cyst on current MRI compared to prior MRI or ct scan determines likelihood of its causing headache & vision loss.
While some pediatric neurosurgeons dismiss the possibility, others like dr. Benjamin warf at boston children's hospital, assess each case & perform minimally-invasive endoscopic surgery to divert fluid from an arachnoid cyst if needed. See www.Childrenshospital.Otg.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Mary Engrav
Emergency Medicine
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Those are extremely concerning symptoms and he should be seen emergently.
Severe headaches and vision loss of the eye are medical emergencies. Arachnoid cysts can rarely cause symptoms if they grow, but this is likely related to something else. Please have our child evaluated as an emergency.

In brief: Those

Those are extremely concerning symptoms and he should be seen emergently.
Severe headaches and vision loss of the eye are medical emergencies. Arachnoid cysts can rarely cause symptoms if they grow, but this is likely related to something else. Please have our child evaluated as an emergency.
Dr. Mary Engrav
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