Oncology Questions? Ask an Oncologist for Answers ASAP
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Board Certified and I have 32 years of patient experience. I am happy to help you. I'm sorry that you suffered from a Pigmented villonodular synovitis tumor in your hip. This type of tumor which is NOT associated with cancer is usually found in the joints and not in the brain. Since you have been diagnosed with a brain cyst, the recommended treatment is surgery. Tumefactive Multiple Sclerosis, then the treatment is treating the symptoms of fatigue, muscle spasm, etc. If however, the cyst is compressing brain tissue, then surgery is needed to relieve the pressure. There are several hospitals in the US that would be beneficial for you: Mass General, Duke University Hospital and UCLA Medical Center. There are others, but these 3 are considered to be the best for brain surgery/diagnosis/treatment.
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If it is TMS and the cyst is NOT causing neurologic changes (stroke like symptoms) then there is no need for surgery. The treatment is to control the symptoms of muscle spasticity, weakness, urinary incontinence with appropriate medications. For example Baclofen helps to reduce muscle spasticity, Over the counter Ginkgo Biloba for cognitive function. TMS although a very rare form of MS, is treatable and with the right medication/therapy one can live a useful life.
Sclerosis sorry for my hasty spelling.
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Best to request a Neuroradiologist to review your films. But since you have already suffered stroke, surgery may be your only option to reduce other neurological incidents.
It could also be an Arachnoid Cyst, that's the reason for the Neuroradiologists opinion.
Have you discussed with your doctor or requested another radiologist opinion?