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Suggest treatment to cure arachnoid cyst

Hi, my 20 mth old son has been diagnosed with a large left arachnoid cyst. The doctor just recommended that we keep an eye on its growth and go from there. Is there anything I can do such as a natural or alternative method to try to help shrink this cyst? I can t just sit back and wait......
Fri, 26 Apr 2019
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Hello,

Arachnoid cysts are for the most part believed to be present at birth and typically, we do not believe they "continue to grow" nor do we believe they cause any specific pathology or problems in patients.

They are often found coincidentally because something else was being looked for so I agree with your doctor that a little "benign neglect" is worth much more (and your daughter will appreciate this approach) than any type of further workup since this cyst is not being contemplated for surgery or any other intervention.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Dariush Saghafi, Neurologist
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Suggest treatment to cure arachnoid cyst

Hello, Arachnoid cysts are for the most part believed to be present at birth and typically, we do not believe they continue to grow nor do we believe they cause any specific pathology or problems in patients. They are often found coincidentally because something else was being looked for so I agree with your doctor that a little benign neglect is worth much more (and your daughter will appreciate this approach) than any type of further workup since this cyst is not being contemplated for surgery or any other intervention. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Dariush Saghafi, Neurologist