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Hudson, NH
A 38-year-old female asked:

What is a thorwaldt cyst?

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Dr. John Weeks
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Congenital: A benign cyst that forms in the midline of the nasopharynx. If symptomatic may be treated with surgery. Best detected by mri.

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American Samoa
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What is a cyst?

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 26 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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