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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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I have a rathke cleft cyst, is this something to worry about?

I have a rathke cleft cyst, is this something to worry about?

Depends on symptoms: A rcc is a benign growth on the pituitary gland that is fluid-filled. Most are asymptomatic and are found incidentally on a ct or MRI of the brain. They are more common in females. Symptoms are commonly visual or headaches. Symptomatic cysts should usually be surgically drained with an expected good outcome. ...Read more

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I am a 6mm rathke's cleft cyst on my pituitary. Do people normally get these removed?

I am a 6mm rathke's cleft cyst on my pituitary. Do people normally get these removed?

Rathke's cleft cyst: Rathke's cleft cyst are not uncommon and and are only removed if they have become symptomatic due to size and compression of surrounding brain structures. A neurosurgeon can evaluate this for you further. ...Read more

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Is rathkes cleft cyst treatable?

Is rathkes cleft cyst treatable?

If symptomatic: Rathke's cleft cyst is a developmental remnant of rathke pouch, a normal structure formed during development of the pituitary gland. Most cysts are found incidentally during MRI scanning for other reasons. If the cyst is causing symptoms such as headaches, visual compromise, or is affecting normal pituitary function, the cyst can be removed surgically. Check with your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Branchial cleft cyst how common?

Branchial cleft cyst how common?

Not sure: Exact incidence is still unknown; however it is a common cause of congenital neck masses. No ethnic preferences for branchial cysts are reported. Clusters of cases can be found in families. No sexual predilection for branchial cysts are recognized. Branchial cleft cysts are congenital in nature, but they may not be noticed until later in life, usually by adulthood. ...Read more

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I have a branchial cleft cyst which is increasing in size I'm having it removed in August but it is causing me pain and so big now I don't want to leave the house. Is there any remedies to reduce the size. ?

I have a branchial cleft cyst which is increasing in size I'm having it removed in August but it is causing me pain and so big now I don't want to leave the house. Is there any remedies to reduce the size.
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A physical structure: thus physical treatment dominant. Study: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1110351-overview. If you paid yourself, many people would be willing to help, likely quickly; a key problem with indirect expensive payment systems, as in Britain. Study: https://goo.gl/Blh6rW for some insight. Partial debunking always an option; likely better done slowly, carefully all at once. Embarrassment misguided. ...Read more

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Are there any other options than surgery for a branchial cleft cyst?

Are there any other options than surgery for a branchial cleft cyst?

Not really: If large, expanding, draining, infected the best option for cure is surgical excision. Some few small ones may not be detected until late.. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, i'm suffering from visual changes, could it be from rathke's cleft cyst?

Dear doctor, i'm suffering from visual changes, could it be from rathke's cleft cyst?

Possible: Rathke's cleft cysts (pituitary gland cyst) are rare, and visual changes are common. Thus, it is not entirely likely that the visual changes you notice are from such a lesion. If you are just wondering why you have visual changes, get a proper evaluation by an eye care professional. ...Read more

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I just found out I have a brochial cleft cyst on my neck and I was wondering, does every case need surgery for removal or can it just go away?

I just found out I have a brochial cleft cyst on my neck and I was wondering, does every case need surgery for removal or can it just go away?

Depends: They are congenital ( you are born with ) , smaller malformation will not give any trouble , most of the time they drain out give infections to the sinus tract and have very low incidence of malignant transformation Speak to your doctor ...Read more

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