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Arachnoid Cysts

An arachnoid cysts of size 60x22 mm in diameter on cornal section exits. How can be it treated? And what will be effect of untreated cysts?
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1093617 tn?1279302002
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Hi, Thank you for your question. Arachnoid cyst is a brain cyst that may remain asymptomatic for long years. But if it is large it can cause headache, paralysis, seizures and gait disorders. Therefore, surgical intervention is essential to remove the large cyst and if permanent damage needs to be avoided.  Craniotomy, needle aspiration and cerebral shunts are common surgical treatment that may help.  Please consult a neurologist right away in this regard. Hope this helps.
1154293 tn?1271262198
I recommend you join the Arachnoid Cyst Awareness Network on the Web.  There are many of us who have Arachnoid Cysts  there and we discuss many aspects of living with them.  Facebook also has a couple of AC groups--Arachnoid Cyst Family and Arachnoid Cyst Awareness.
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