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DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician
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My 17 year old son recently had an MRI on his head due to

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My 17 year old son recently had an MRI on his head due to "jumping eye" when examined for a physical for his upcoming senior year of football. They would not clear him to play until he saw a neurosurgeon, who would not see him until we had an MRI. Our neuro apt in June 7 but our ortho's assistant has notified us that the MRI report says he has a cyst in his brain. Obviously as a parent I am concerned for his health but also his dream is to play football at the collegiate level. I've read anywhere from surgery to remove to no reason for athletics to be eliminated. Guess it just depends on the size and location?
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Customer: He had 2 concussions his sophomore season and 1 last season...following protocol I each time. I am his dad as well as his coach which puts me in a really delicate situation.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


The vast majority of cysts are not consequential.

The odds are on his side here.

Glad to read the report if you enter it here.

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