What can be done for an arachnoid cyst on the brain?

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.

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Hubby fell after headspin. Bp 150/100. ecg echo normal. Mri of brain done normal one arachnoid cyst right temporal lobe and eeg normal.3rd day bp 133/91?

Now only concern. his blood pressure ( diastolic over 90 ) , unrelated to his injury he may have hypertension ( B P ) need to be monitored and take him back for follow up visit and blood pressure check up. Read more...

What to do if I have an arachnoid cyst in my brain I need to know more about it help?

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...

Pressure at front of brain, arachnoid cyst, what to do?

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...

What to do if I have a cyst in my brain. Arachnoid cyst with hollowness on my face?

Arachnoid cyst. Not sure what you mean by "hollowness" of the face but likely not related to the arachnoid cyst which are fairly common and in many cases not symptomatic. Read more...

Would an Arachnoid cyst on the back of my son's brain be the reason the top of his head is a cone shape?

Unrelated. Head shape is unrelated to arachnoid cyst. Skull shape is created by sutures between cranial bones. Premature closure of metopic suture- in forehead area can create a cone or triangular shaped head. More about arachnoid cysts https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/arachnoid-cysts/ More about skull shape craniosynostosis http://www.childrenshospital.org/conditions-and-treatments/conditions/metopic-synostosis-trigonocephaly. Read more...

Scan at 32 wk shows arachnoid cyst 6.5 * 2.5 CM in brain. On follow up scan at 34 weeks its size is 7.5* 2.8cm with slight compression. What to do?

Need more info. Fetal or newborn? What is happening with head size? Ventricle size? Rest of body systems? Why was initial ultrasound done? What has changed clinically? Read more...
Wait. At 34 weeks birth is coming soon. Baby will need to be evaluated once born with ultrasound and MRI to ascertain the exact anatomy. Surgical correction may need to done after neurosurgical evaluation. Read more...

Had a MRI and found arachnoid cyst-left front of brain and chiari 1 mailformation. Should I be worried for my life?

Puzzled. I don't know why this suddenly ended for the third time. Once again, if surgery is recommended, surgeon must be very clear to you and close family regarding the potential benefits, potential risks of the procedure, and potential risks of not doing the procedure. In very important decisions like this, would get 2nd opinion from md who specializes in this. Then, you must ultimately make a decision. Read more...
Not life threatening. Most arachnoid cysts and chiari 1 malformations are incidental findings on mris when patients are being worked up for headaches or other symptoms. A chiari 1 is when the cerebellar tonsils at the base of the brain lie low and slip through the hole at the base of the skull. Symptoms can include headache, numbness or ataxia (unsteadiness). Most chiari 1s do not need to be treated. Read more...