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my boyfriend has jusy been diagnosed with an arachnoid cyst is it dangerous

By Anonymous May 6, 2010 - 3:54pm
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dr report says :cervical spine- there is some loss of normal cervical lorosis.no focal cord abnormality. no significant disc protusion. no thecal or nerve root compression at any level. normal marrow signal. there is an incidental note of a cytic well defined abnormality in the posterior fossa measuring 4x 3.7 x 2.6 cms it is centred in the quadrigeminal plate cistern and has same signal characteristic of csf. no calification or obvious mural nodule seen in the unenhanced study. the cystic abnormality is causing significant mass effect on the surrounding structures and also dialation of the third ventricale and both lateral ventricles. no other significantt abnormality.

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We have several members who had arachnoid cysts, and their experiences and comments provide a lot of information. You can find them at the following links:


You and your boyfriend will find a lot of information available from the Arachnoid Cyst Awareness website http://arachnoidcyst1.com/ which also runs an awareness network http://arachnoidcystnetwork.com/acanetwork/home.php

May 6, 2010 - 5:09pm
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