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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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What is the difference between a carbuncle and a cyst?

What is the difference between a carbuncle and a cyst?

Difference: A carbuncle is skin infection cuased by bacteria and involve hair follicles. It usually drains purulent material. Cyst is a closed sac which may contain air, fluid or semisolid material. It could be sterile or infectious. Dr. Shah www.Cidsinfusion.Com. ...Read more

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What is a cyst?

What is a cyst?

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. ...Read more

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What is a stenes cyst?

What is a stenes cyst?

Skene's cysts?: Skene's glands (periurethral or paraurethral glands) are located next to the distal end of the urethra. Cysts form if the gland's duct is obstructed, usually because the gland is infected. The infected glands or cysts occur mainly in adults. Cysts may form abscesses or cause urethral obstruction and recurrent uti's. ...Read more

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Can you die from a cyst?

Can you die from a cyst?

Very unlikely: Cysts are benign and are very commonly found on various human organs. Unless they grow to a massive size(rarely it can do that) they are harmless and cause no problems. ...Read more

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What is a thorwaldt cyst?

What is a thorwaldt cyst?

Congenital: A benign cyst that forms in the midline of the nasopharynx. If symptomatic may be treated with surgery. Best detected by mri. ...Read more

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What does a cyst feel like?

What does a cyst feel like?

A Cyst: Is a mass filled with fluid. Depending on its location and cause, it can be painless or quite painful. Have it checked out by your physician or dentist as appropriate. ...Read more

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Carbuncle (Definition)

Carbuncle is a nodular skin infection which in layman's terms is often referred to as a "boil". Since it is a more nodular, deep type of skin infection, incision and drainage and/or oral antibiotics are often ...Read more


Furuncle (Definition)

A furuncle is the medical term for a boil. It is usually caused by staph aureas infection. It typically starts at a hair follicle. Treatment is by drainage which can occur spontaneously or ...Read more