Genevieve - posted on 04/05/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )
I'm just curious if anyone's child ever got a scan of their brain or spine that revealed a cyst or tumor affecting the functions of that area of the brain? My son has difficulty with language, memory etc and after a year we found that he had an arachnoid cyst in the left temporal fossa, that was about the size of a golf ball. The cyst occupied that area in place of brain matter. We didn't discover the cyst until he started getting headaches and severe pain behind his eye (the cyst was growing and pushing on his optic nerve). Due to the doctors misdiagnosing him, and having to suffer for so long with pain, I feel he has developed some depression.
I've also met a young lady who was diagnosed with BP and a lazy eye, turned out she had a bone tumor in her spine. Once she recevied treatment to remove the tumor, her symptoms went away.
I am wondering if any of you know of doctors that have actually ordered a scan for children with symptoms of mental health disorders before putting them on meds.
I am doing some independent research and possibly linking my sons neuro disorders to the cyst that he has. I have found out, that alzheimer's disease is often a misdiagnosis when people are left untreated with arachnoid cysts. Feedback would be very appreciated thank you