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My 22mos son has a brain cyst....treatment?

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  • Posted By: melyssa
  • March 27, 2008
  • 07:30 PM

We rushed him into the ER a week ago because he had what was believed to be a feberile seizure caused by fever. We had them do a cat scan because we were concerned about the seizure (just in case it wasn't a common feberile seizure)and because my husband had an AVM that caused a stroke at 20yrs old. His AVM was the size of a large egg & it was on the left side of his brain. His brain surgeon said that it had grown from birth. My son's CT results came back saying that he had a benign brain cyst on the left side of his brain. In the morning he is having an MRI done to give us more definitive answers. I don't even know what that means. Definitive answers to what? From what I've gathered from different websites, is that some are watched & some are removed depending on size & location. Could that be more vague? What location is better or worse than the next? Could it be an AVM? Would an AVM look like a benign cyst on CT? Can anyone tell me anything about this cyst & what my baby's chances are for having to have surgery?please?

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  • We rushed him into the ER a week ago because he had what was believed to be a feberile seizure caused by fever. We had them do a cat scan because we were concerned about the seizure (just in case it wasn't a common feberile seizure)and because my husband had an AVM that caused a stroke at 20yrs old. His AVM was the size of a large egg & it was on the left side of his brain. His brain surgeon said that it had grown from birth. My son's CT results came back saying that he had a benign brain cyst on the left side of his brain. In the morning he is having an MRI done to give us more definitive answers. I don't even know what that means. Definitive answers to what? From what I've gathered from different websites, is that some are watched & some are removed depending on size & location. Could that be more vague? What location is better or worse than the next? Could it be an AVM? Would an AVM look like a benign cyst on CT? Can anyone tell me anything about this cyst & what my baby's chances are for having to have surgery?please? I am so sorry to hear of what you are going through and you are all in my prayers and healing thoughts. I'm sorry I cannot give you any answers, and hope that the MRI will provide the answers you are looking for. Please keep us posted. Best wishesDOM
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