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small posterior fossa archanoid cyst

By Anonymous November 28, 2015 - 1:24pm
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my father(57yrs) has diabetes about 15years some bp aproxmat 140/90 n recently he feel slightweekness on his right side leg bt he cn walk thn dr.doubt fr mild stroke in brain n suggest fr a ct scan bt report found tht presence of a small posterior fossa archanoid cyst and no stroke and dr.tell us the rightleg weekness due ta neuropathy in a case of diabetes.aftr onemonth complition of medecine dr.prescribed todays report by the dr.is leg improve ....bt when asked abt the cyst dr. suggest us fr a MRI to reveals fr the exact location and future complicatin related to cyst.im verymuch scared abt this and worried abt his health....plz give sum details n future complications....plz help me.

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
Arachnoid cysts usually remain constant in size and do not cause symptoms. If there are no symptoms, no treatment is necessary. In most cases doctors simply keep an eye on it and if anything changes they re-evaluate. Symptoms possible can include: headaches, seizures and abnormal accumulation of excessive cerebrospinal fluid in the brain (hydrocephalus).
Arachnoid cysts can remain untreated and harmless for years. But your doctor will tell you if the MRI shows anything abnormal.

November 28, 2015 - 11:41pm
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Anonymous (reply to fchacon)

thnk u fr the information
i hav one doubt plz clr it.on internt i found tht the cyst present at birth bt symptomps generally occur within1st yr or within 20 yrs of age.n my father has no previous injury or any other cause.it means it present at birth.and nw he is 57 yrs and without any severe symptomps .so i want to know is there any chance of occuring symptomps in future?plz help me.

November 29, 2015 - 11:59am
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The chances of symptoms developing are very slim, but still not impossible.

November 30, 2015 - 12:06am
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