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MRI showed Rathke cleft cyst. Have left sided facial numbness. Should I be concerned ?

I was recently dx with a rethke cleft cyst was found on mri that was being done for headaches dizziness nausea loss of appitie just overall very fatigue. Strong family of brain cance. The surgeons I have seen don't seem to ne concerned now having left sided facial numbness should I ne concerned about everything or just take their word I am very scared.
Asked On : Mon, 8 Apr 2013
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Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

I do not think you need to worry about the incidental finding of Rathke's cleft cyst on your MRI. They can be left alone and are not a cause of concern.

Left sided facial numbness, however, is not related to the Rathke's cleft cyst. If the symptom persists, you chould consult a neurologist for evaluation.

I hope it helps.

Please get back if you require any additional information.

Best wishes,

Dr Sudhir Kumar MD (Internal Medicine), DM (Neurology)

Senior Consultant Neurologist

Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad,

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