Last year it was discovered that I have arachnoid cysts, one in the left temporal lobe and one in the right. I was also told that nothing could be done about them. Apparently, they have been with me since birth. I would like to know more about what influences they may have on my cognitive abilities. Also, it would be good to hear about others with this, or a similar situation, and swap information. Thanks, Agnes
Thanks for writing in.
Arachnoid cysts are CSF surrounded by arachnoid cells and collagen. They are congenital disorder which usually does not cause any symptom unless and until they are big.
Small cysts will have no effect on brain development; however large ones can cause hydrocephalus, behavior anomalies, seizures, headaches, ADHD, and even paralysis of one half of the body.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.