Brain cysts located in the brain are not truly “brain tumors” because they do not arise from the brain tissue itself. Although they tend to be (benign noncancerous), they are sometimes found in parts of the brain that control vital functions.
There are four main types of cysts found in the brain:
Cysts can appear in a variety of locations within the brain. Just like a cyst anywhere else in your body, a cyst in the brain is a tumor-like sphere filled with fluid—much like a balloon filled with water. They may contain fluid, blood, tissue, or tumor cells.
Symptoms depend on the size and location of the cyst.
The type, size, and location of the cyst determine how it will be addressed. Treatment methods for the various types of cysts are briefly explained below: