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Are hemangiomas the same as synovial cysts?

Are hemangiomas the same as synovial cysts?

No: A synovial cyst is a small, fluid-filled sac or pouch that contains joint (synovial) fluid. It can develop over a tendon or joint, creating a mass under the skin. A hemangioma is a benign tumor made from an overgrowth of blood vessels. ...Read more

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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What can be done if you have synovial cysts?

What can be done if you have synovial cysts?

Depends: If they are symptomatic or restrict function, they can be removed depending upon location. Sometimes a trial of a splint to restrict use can help. Consult with a hand specialist. ...Read more

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What is a synovial cyst in your spine ?

What is a synovial cyst in your spine ?

Fluid sac : This is a fluid filled sac that arises from degeneration of the facet joints. When present they usually occur in the lumbar spine, mainly l4-5 & l5-s1. Symptoms result from formation of spinal stenosis with resulting irritation of the affected nerve root. Since cysts are a result of degenerative changes, they usually are not present until after the age of 40. ...Read more

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Can a synovial cyst be caused from a car accident?

Can a synovial cyst be caused from a car accident?

Yes.: A synovial cyst is a sac of fluid, which lines all tendons, muscles, ligaments, joints. Any type of trauma or inflammation to part of the musculoskeletal system can cause such a sac to form; very commonly, no known cause. May resolve on own, or be injected w cortisone after aspiration, may recur. May be true that in days of yore, they were smashed with a bible, but don't recommend this approach-). ...Read more

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How serious is taking out a synovial cyst that is close to the spine?

How serious is  taking out a synovial cyst that is close to the spine?

See spine surgeon: Synovial cysts are treated by mainly 3 methods. Observation along with activity modification for minimal complaints. Cyst injections; either directely thru the facet joint with drainage & steroid injection or by epidural steroid. The latter does not decrease the cyst size but eliminate inflammation. The 3rd is either a decompression with foraminotomy or with fusion if instability is present. ...Read more

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I have a nerve root within the lateral recess. They've mentioned a focal cyst; would that be the same as a synovial cyst?

I have a nerve root within the lateral recess. They've mentioned a focal cyst; would that be the same as a synovial cyst?

Potentially: First, it is normal to have a nerve root in the lateral recess, that is where they normally are. A synovial cyst can be described as a focal cyst and usually arises from the facet joint. If the cyst pushes in a nerve root, the patient may experience pain or numbness running down the leg. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nerve root within the lateral recess. there is a mention of a focal cyst, is it the same than a synovial cyst?

Can you tell me about nerve root within the lateral recess. there is a mention of a focal cyst, is it the same than a synovial cyst?

Spinal anatomy: The lateral recess refers to the side parts of the spinal canal. A focal cyst certainly could be a synovial cyst, which in the spine would arise from the facet joints, the joints at the back part of the vertebra. ...Read more

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What is some information about synovial cysts?

What is some  information about synovial cysts?

Not uncommon: When a joint becomes arthritic, it can produce more joint or synovial fluid in an attempt to heal itself leading to pressure build up in that joint with a bubble or hernia of synovium which is the joint lining leading to a cyst. When these occur in the spine, they can sometimes press on or pinch a nerve mimicking the symptoms of a disc herniation or contribute to spinal stenosis. ...Read more

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What is a synovial cyst?

What is a synovial cyst?

Fluid filled sac...: That can develop over any tendon or joint in the body. Usually, joint is damaged in some way, such as with osteoarthritis, where there is some destruction of the integrity of the joint space. Mostly, not painful or disabling, though may be unsightly. Exceptions would include one that is within the lower lumbar spine impinging on nerves; or knee 'baker's cyst' causing pain & swelling (r/o dvt). ...Read more

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Can I exercise with a synovial cyst?

Can I exercise with a synovial cyst?

Yes: Theae are a sign of degeneration and do not always need treatment. Exercise is beneficial to spine health. ...Read more

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Hemangioma (Definition)

An hemangioma is a condition in which a person has an enlarged, abnormal growth of blood vessels on his skin and/or elsewhere inside his body. Large hemangiomas, multiple ones, or dangerously located ones can cause serious problems. Babies with small or few "strawberry" hemangiomas on the skin ...Read more