В the national institute of neurological disorders and stroke (ninds) conducts research related to brain abnormalities and disorders of the nervous system such as arachnoid cysts in laboratories at the national institutes of health (nih), and supports additional research through grants to major medical institutions across the country.
These appear most often in children, but they may also happen in adults. This type of cyst happens more often among males than females.
Ct or mri scans will help the surgeon see the location and characteristics of an arachnoid cyst, then determine the most appropriate treatment for your child. Arachnoid cysts even large ones that do not cause symptoms or put pressure on the brain or spinal cord do not require treatment.
As a result, most people who have an arachnoid cyst dont realize it until theyre examined for.
Some doctors prefer to treat only symptomatic arachnoid cysts. Others advocate treatment for asymptomatic cysts to prevent the possibility of future damage.