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At 82 my Aunt is diagnosed with Tarlov Cyst at L2. She takes Tylenol for pain relief. Now she is having wavy lines in her sight and sharp pains in her head and feels fairly frequent feelings of passing out. Any of this related to the Tarlov Cyst? What should be her next move? I’ve suggested labs.
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This is not related to Tarlov cyst.

Following investigations need to be pursued in her case for her symptoms;

1) MRI with gadolinium contrast

2) Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)

3) Tilt table test

4) Carotid sinus massage

5) Electroencephalography (EEG)

6) Stress cardiac test

7) Total creatine kinase (CK) and heart enzymes; done immediately after the feeling of passing out episodes and would tell about the abnormal brain or heart activity which caused it.

8) Following also may be done after the passing out episode; blood electrolytes and blood glucose.

These should be able to zero down the cause.

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