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I have been diagnosed with a arachnoid cyst, what can I do besides surgery to live with this?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. K.C. Brewington
Neurosurgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Likely benign
Arachnoid cysts are congenital lesions and if you have made it into adulthood, it is unlikely to need any intervention .
If surgery is recommended, make sure to find out why as unless there are progressive neurological deficits directly attributable to the cyst, surgery is not indicated.

In brief: Likely benign
Arachnoid cysts are congenital lesions and if you have made it into adulthood, it is unlikely to need any intervention .
If surgery is recommended, make sure to find out why as unless there are progressive neurological deficits directly attributable to the cyst, surgery is not indicated.
Dr. K.C. Brewington
Dr. K.C. Brewington
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Need more info
I have referred this to our experts in neurology.

In brief: Need more info
I have referred this to our experts in neurology.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Surg RARELY Needed
Arachnoid cysts are generally congenital (you are born with them) and rarely need surgery .
Only when they are enlarging or putting pressure on the brain or brain stem do they require surgical intervention.

In brief: Surg RARELY Needed
Arachnoid cysts are generally congenital (you are born with them) and rarely need surgery .
Only when they are enlarging or putting pressure on the brain or brain stem do they require surgical intervention.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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