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Pain and pressure in head, sound in ear. Have arachnoid cyst. Done ventriculostomy. Normal to still have pain?

I have terrible pain & pressure in my head, and a whooshing sound in my ear,. I have a posterior fossa arachnoid cyst and had a endoscopic 3rd ventriculostomy to treat aqueductal stenosis 6 momths ago, but the cyst is still there and the pain is bad, yet my neurosurgeon says my brain is normal now, so I am looking to see if I should be examined by an ENT doc...
Asked On : Fri, 30 Nov 2012
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

If your neurosurgeon is convinced that the arachnoid cyst is not the cause of your symptoms, you can get an ENT check up done, especially as you also have a whooshing sound in the ear.

The signs to look for, which may suggest that the posterior fossa arachnoid cyst is the cause of your problems are: early morning headaches, vomiting, double vision, imbalance while walking, etc.

Wishing you good health,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Sun, 16 Dec 2012
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