Brain cyst removal

The condition of having an Arachnoid cyst in the brain is a relatively rare one. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, then it is also very likely that you are undergoing a proper routine of medical treatment to take care of it. The first and most important thing you need to do if you are suffering from this problem is to go to your regular health care physician. Your doctor will be the best person to correctly guide you about what it means to have the symptom of the buzzing sound in your ears. You should be aware that although hearing impairment is a common enough symptom and side effect of this problem, specifically buzzing in the ears is not commonly considered to be a symptom. So while you may suffer from the problem of not being able to hear things clearly and succinctly, you may not always be affected by the buzzing sound. Among the commonest symptoms and side effects of having an Arachnoid cyst in the brain are a physical enlargement of the head, other deformations of the cranium, seizures that are sudden, painful and end as abruptly, nausea and vomiting, dizziness caused due to an imbalance in the natural equilibrium of the body and headaches.

You may also find yourself suffering from other related symptoms such as some behavioral changes which you are unable to control. You may sometimes fall down without apparent reason or just cause. This is also connected to a lack of balance in the body. You may also find yourself suffering from the problem of vertigo. In some very severe and advanced cases, the possibility of back and leg pain that grows progressively worse is also very high. You need to be prepared for this as well, especially if the prescribed treatment is not helping you and your problem is aggravating further. You should also be aware that the chances of a misdiagnosis are extremely high when suffering from Arachnoid cysts in the brain. Make sure you get at least two different medical opinions on your condition. Keep in mind that though this may seem a bit excessive at the time, it will save you a great deal of trouble in the future. You are also advised to get the opinion of at least one brain doctor, or neurosurgeon, in this matter. If you are over the age of 60 years, then you are also advised to get a geriatric specialist involved.

answered by G M

There are different types of brain cysts, like arachnoid cysts, dermoid cysts, epidermoid cysts, colloid cysts and Rathke's cleft cysts. The symptoms that they display vary, depending on their size, location and the speed at which they grow. Since you have not mentioned which kind of a cyst you have and other details about the cyst it is impossible to say with any level of certainty if there is a link between the buzzing sound that you have experienced and your brain cyst. Even if it is in keeping with the other symptoms that you experience and could be related to your tumor this is not necessarily the case and it could just be caused by a ear infection or another disorder. The only way to be absolutely certain is by consulting your general physician and having it diagnosed accurately.

The buzzing sound that you are experiencing is also known as tinnitus and is associated with acoustic neuroma, which is a type of benign brain tumor. This is a tumor that affects the acoustic or the eighth cranial nerve, which is the nerve of hearing. This nerve is situated in the posterior fossa, and is in the angle between the pons and the cerebellum.

Acoustic neuromas generally occur in middle aged adults, with women being more susceptible to this type of tumor than males. Loss of hearing or impaired hearing in one ear, and ringing or buzzing in the ear, which is known as tinnitus are commonly experienced. At times these symptoms may also be accompanied by feelings of dizziness.

At times the tumor may also affect the seventh nerve facial nerve causing a loss of sensation in the facial areas and or facial paralysis. There could also be symptoms like impaired eye movement, difficulty in swallowing, taste disturbances, and unsteadiness. Surgical removal is generally possible and is the most commonly used method of treatment.

answered by G M

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