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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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Bone cysts versus bone spurs?

Bone cysts versus bone spurs?

Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, or in response 2 tendinitis where a tendon attaches. As patellar tendinitis or where ligaments attach as in heel spurs (planter fasciitis). Treatments r different 4 each & multiple 4 each. B followed & rx'd by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Difference between bone spur and bone cyst?

Difference between bone spur and bone cyst?

Different: A bone spur is an area of bone growth where a muscle, tendon, or ligament inserts. This attachment is called an enthesis. A bone cyst is a cyst within the substance of the bone and, as such, contains fluid. ...Read more

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Are bone cysts and spurs the same?

No: A spur is a protruding spicule of bone that forms from excessive pressure, trauma, or tension at insertion of tendon or ligament. A bone cyst is a cyst or cavity in a portion of the bone. ...Read more

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How do you remove a bone cyst?

How do you remove a bone cyst?

Surgery: Bone cysts do not always need treatmen, however if large as we sometimes see in the heel bone, they may cause fracture, traditionally the have been surgically cleaned out and packed with bone graft. Ther have been a few reports in the literature of endoscopic clean out and grafting. ...Read more

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How do bone cysts form in children?

How do bone cysts form in children?

Not realy known: There is not a specific etiology of the bone cyst, however, cohen theorized that the unicameral bone cyst occurs when interstitial fluids in cancellous bones quickly accumulate in one region from blockage to expand and form the cyst. ...Read more

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What to do about bone cyst problem?

It depends upon: The size of the cyst, location and etiology.
If it is small cyst in a joint due to arthritis or a large cyst due to benign tumor makes a difference also which bone and where in the bone it is located all this iformation will help your doctor to recommed the best way to deal with your cyst. Surgery to take ot the cyst and bone graft to fill the cyst or injection of the cyst are some of the options ...Read more

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Can I join the marines if I have a bone cyst?

Check standard: The information you provided is too vague. You and your physician can check the standards at: http://usmilitary. About. Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards. Htm. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for an aneurismal bone cyst?

What is the recovery time for an aneurismal bone cyst?

ABC: Aneurysmal bone cysts treated surgically heal in approximately 6 weeks--depending on the personality and location and size of the cyst. If it is fractured/displaced it may take somewhat longer. ...Read more

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Is there a chance of bone cyst spreading in other parts of the body, if it is present in some bone already?

Is there a chance of bone cyst spreading in other parts of the body, if it is present in some bone already?

No: This, however is true only if it is indeed a simple bone cyst. Other types of bone lesions that may be similar in appearance but are not true bone cysts might in some instances spread. ...Read more

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Please define what calcified bone cyst is?

Please define what calcified bone cyst is?

I will be glad to: Simple bone cyst is a common, benign, fluid-containing lesion, most commonly found in the metaphysis of long bones. The cause is unknown.
Sometimes they get calcium deposit in them and healed. ...Read more

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What is a calcified bone cyst? What causes it?

Sounds like a bone-: -island often found in routine X rays. It is an incidental finding. If it was hollow @ one time & then osified, it would indicate natural healing of a bone cyst. My bet is bone island, ...Read more

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Will a bone cyst prevent me from joining the military?

Please see:: Http://usmilitary. About. Com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/intmedstandards. Htm.

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Is possible that a 29 years old person couldhave unicameral bone cyst?

Rarely: They usually occur in people under age 20. While not impossible, it would be rare. See an orthopaedic surgeon, preferably an orthopaedic oncologist (an orthopaedist trained in treating bone-joint-muscle tumors, both benign and malignant). Others can do tests (mri, ct for example), but if someone suggests biopsy, the orthopaedic oncologist is the person to see. ...Read more

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If you had a bone cyst near a growth plate, would you notice if it grew into and damages the growth plate? (ie would you have any symptoms?)

If you had a bone cyst near a growth plate, would you notice if it grew into and damages the growth plate? (ie would you have any symptoms?)

Probably not: If it affected the growth plate the redultant deformity would occur so slowly that you may not notice-I would highly recommend that you follow up with your orthopedist with exam and x-rays as frequently as he recommends. ...Read more

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What's an acetabular bone cyst?

Its a defect in bone: The hip joint is made of two parts. The head of the femur (thigh bone) fits into the cup or socket of the acetabulum (pelvis). If there is an injury of the hip from trauma or arthritis, you can get resorption of bone on either side of the joint. The area of resorption fills with fluid and creates a defect or cyst in the bone. ...Read more

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What is aneurysm bone cyst?

What is aneurysm bone cyst?

Benign bone tumor: An aneurysmal bone cyst is a benign condition of the bones, commonly in a child which can lead to fractures. The cyst area often expands and weakens the bone, making it prone to fracture. The fracture typically heals, but the condition may persist and fracture may occur again, sometimes necessitating surgery. The humerus bone near the shoulder is a common location for this. ...Read more

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What is the most common treatment for a bone cyst?

Nothing: Except if it is very large and in a vulnerable area like the neck of the femur which coild result in a fracture through the cyst
treated successfully by injecting the cyst with cortisone or other bone forming substances
rarely needs a bone graft. ...Read more

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Does an allograft look like a bone cyst on an X-ray?

Bone cyst on X-ray: If the "bone cyst" is in the same location as the site of your previous allograft, then the x-ray is probably showing the allograft and not a bone cyst. ...Read more

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How common are bone cysts in patients with hemophilia?

How common are bone cysts in patients with hemophilia?

Yes in stage 4: Arnold-hilgartner classification for joints involvements' in hemophilia,
he mentioned that bone sub-chondreal cyst is present all the time.
Which means advance cases. ...Read more

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What is an aneurysmal bone cyst and how is it treated?

Tumor: It is caused by a highly vascular benign tumor treated by excision and bone grafting. Not usually dx'd until there is an accompanying fract as the bone is thinned by the tumors expansion ...Read more

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What should I do for a non-cancerous bone cyst in femur?

What should I do for a non-cancerous bone cyst in femur?

Nothing: Nothing unless the cyst was causing weakening of the cortical wall of the femur. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Bone Spurs (Definition)

Bone spurs, or osteophytes, are bony projections that form along joints, and are often seen in conditions such as arthritis. Bone spurs are largely responsible for limitations in joint motion ...Read more