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How often with arachnoid cysts does it require surgery?  

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Dr. David Hicks
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Rarely

Uless enlarging and causing neurological symptoms specific to that cyst, nothing is surgically done usually.
Monitoring is important.

In brief: Rarely

Uless enlarging and causing neurological symptoms specific to that cyst, nothing is surgically done usually.
Monitoring is important.
Dr. David Hicks
Dr. David Hicks
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Dr. Ian Stein
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Very rare

Usually they are just followed unless it is causing a problem like seizures.

In brief: Very rare

Usually they are just followed unless it is causing a problem like seizures.
Dr. Ian Stein
Dr. Ian Stein
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Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Neurosurgery

In brief: Rarely

Arachnoid cysts are not rare as an incidental finding on MRI or ct scan.
Most cause no symptoms and require no treatment. Occasionally they may cause epileptic seizures or neurological impairment; if that is the case surgery may be required.

In brief: Rarely

Arachnoid cysts are not rare as an incidental finding on MRI or ct scan.
Most cause no symptoms and require no treatment. Occasionally they may cause epileptic seizures or neurological impairment; if that is the case surgery may be required.
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
Dr. Andrew Kaufman
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