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What exactly is a cyst?

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Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 53 years experience
A cyst: is a sac of tissue filled with fluid. Depending on the location, tissues and organs involved, a cyst can be a minor problem or extremely serious.
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What is a cyst?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 27 years experience
A sack of fluid: A cyst is a fluid filled sac that usually has a thin wall (capsule) and is filled with a watery fluid. Complex cysts may have multiple fluid sacs all bunched together. They are usually treated by drainage though often the capsule neds to be removed to prevent recurrence. Other cysts may have thicker contents. If it is filled with pus its usually referred to as an abscess. Hope that helps.
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