Cyst of The Brain

Cyst of The Brain


What Are Brain Cysts?

Brain cysts are fluid-filled spaces in the brain or meninges. It can be seen in infants, children, adults and the elderly. Brain cysts are small in size and usually do not show any symptoms. They are learned by chance during examination, tomography, x-ray.


Brain cysts are generally divided into three:

Cerebral: Formed inside the brain, with dead brain tissue.

Archhoid: Cysts that form between the arachnoid membrane and the brain or spinal cord. It may occur due to inflammation and congenital structural changes.

The archoid membrane is one of three membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.

Retrocereballar arechnoid cyst: It is a cyst located deep in the brain.


Brain Cyst Symptoms

It is usually an asymptomatic disease. Sometimes by causing epileptic seizures, deterioration in brain function, intracerebral tension.

The following symptoms may also occur in the daily routine:

  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Headaches that don't go away
  • Pressure on the eye
  • Hearing problem
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Weakness in the muscles


What Causes a Brain Cyst?

Brain cysts may occur due to infections on the nervous system and problems in the immune system.

The following diseases are known to affect the formation of brain cysts:

  • Brain abscess
  • Meningitis
  • Encephalitis
  • Traumatic head injuries
  • Injury to the baby during birth
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Brain teniasis
  • Echinococcosis


Brain Cyst Treatment

Most cysts do not require treatment. However, if the cyst grows, treatment is mandatory. Brain cyst treatments are only possible with surgery. Medical treatments are ineffective. Endoscopic surgery can be applied to remove the cyst, or a tube is placed in the abdomen with the shunt method and the fluid accumulated in the brain is transferred to other parts of the body.