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Have Rathke's cleft cyst on brain stem. How dangerous is this?

Hi. My name is Alexis, and I m 16 years old. In September of 2011 I was diagnosed with a Rathke s Cleft Cyst on the stem of my brain. I have been to many doctors and they all had me doing no physical activity, because I might hemorrage my cyst. But I recently changed doctors again, and this time I did hemorrage it, he doesn t really know much about this, and I was just wondering how dangerous it was, and what it could do to me?
Asked On : Sat, 19 Jan 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

Rathke's cleft cyst is a benign condition (it is not cancerous condition). So, by and large, it is a harmless condition.

There is no medicine to cure this. The only treatment is surgery. Surgery is needed if the cyst is growing in size or if it is causing a pressure effect on vital parts of brain.

Surgery can be safely done by trained neurosurgeon.

Wishing you good helth,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Sun, 20 Jan 2013
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