A 29-year-old female asked:
can a intestinal cyst be aspirated instead of surgically removed?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Possibly, but: Cysts tend to recur unless removed completely. How large is the cyst? In what part of the intestine is it located. These factors may affect how the cyst is treated. Discuss with GI specialist/surgeon.
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Last updated Oct 24, 2017
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