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Is a brain cyst the same thing as a brain tumor?

They just found one in hubby.  Would it need to be removed?

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657231 tn?1453836403
Cysts are not the same as a tumor. Cysts are fluid filled sacs and are benign. They can have symptoms however from mass effect depending on location and size, so it may have to be removed - it all depends on where it is and how large it is.
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I had a Rathke's Cleft cyst sitting right in between the two lobes of my pituitary gland. This is not a good thing to have and I would rec getting it removed.

It depends on where it is. If it is in the pituitary gland I would rec consulting with the best pituitary neurosurgeon that you can. In other areas, it may not be a very big deal.
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