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Originally posted by webpirate
So...if the surgery is done there is a 75% chance she will get better. If it isn't done, there is a 100% change she will never get better.
And there isn't a 100% chance it will return. Unless it isn't actually removed. Cysts are fluid filled "tumors" for lack of a better word. Sometimes because of where the location is, the cysts are only drained, and can not be removed. This may be why she might continue to have repeat surgery...if she does.
Either way...she needs to have it done as soon as possible. Nerve compression is easiest reversed the sooner it is done. Nerves which are compressed for a longer time can take up to 2 years to recover...if they ever do.
It would help to know the specific type of cyst, and the level of her cervical spine where it is located, but either way, she needs to have either the surgical resection or the drainage of it before it gets any larger and/or compresses the nerves any longer.
Originally posted by mutatismutandis
reply to post by SonOfTheLawOfOne
So fusing it stoped it from reforming? I'm going to have to bring that up on the next visit, because up till now they're just saying remove it and hope it takes a while to reform.
Very helpful, thank you!