Patient Comments: Cysts - Different Types

If known, what type of cyst do/did you have?

Comment from: Marie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

Segment of central nervous tissue with ependymal cyst. Surgical procedures produced transitory relief, with pain, numbness, and incapacity returning shortly thereafter. Subsequently, several separate surgical procedures were performed to correct and/or control wound drainage, infections, and cerebral spinal flluiid fistula. Rendered totally feeble, and incapacitated, suffering numbness from the umbilicus down, bladder dysfunction andn/or neurogenic bladder/sphincter together with lower extremity weakness, resulting inability to ambulate, totally disabled.

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Comment from: Marie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 30

I had a very small benign cyst removed from L1,L2 in 1999. Surgery was performed Monday, Tues, Wed, consecutively, results are that i have para-paralysis from beneath the navel down both legs and under both feet. i have to catherize to urinate, use laxatives to movel bowels, am in diapers, need chux, surgical gloves. Three lawyers state i have a definite lawsuit, but cannot spend the time to prove what went wrong. I have disability only, am in a wheelchair, and in an 'assisted living facility. Maintenance is very expensive, i have disability only, I was in excellent health until this occurred, have seen several neurolgist/neurosurgeons who say they cannot correct this situation. I have children/grandchildren, and being crippled makes me very unhappy and non-productive, as i am a full time job taking care of myself.

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Comment from: Teddy, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 23

I had a cyst on my spine which put pressure on a nerve and that gave reflected pain from my spine to my chest, which was very painfull and was removed by a Neuro Surgeon in a 7 hour operation. I get cysts all over my body on a regular basis. How can it been stopped. I get some heavy pain in the chest area again.

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