The treatment for arachnoid cysts depends on the size and location of the cyst, as well as the symptoms it is causing. In some cases, no treatment is necessary. However, if the cyst is causing symptoms, treatment may include:
1. Medication: Pain medications, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or muscle relaxants, may be prescribed to help relieve pain and other symptoms.
2. Surgery: Surgery may be recommended if the cyst is causing severe symptoms or if it is growing rapidly. The type of surgery will depend on the size and location of the cyst.
3. Shunting: A shunt may be used to drain the cyst and relieve pressure on the brain.
4. Endoscopic fenestration: This procedure involves making a