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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Pericardial Cyst

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Anyone know what is a pericardial cyst and how is it treated?

Anyone know what is a pericardial cyst and how is it treated?

Pericardial cyst: This is a fluid sac adjacent to the pericardium, thought to be congenital. Usually causes no problem but when it is symptomatic or causing problems, drainage or surgical ablation is possible. ...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 is a pericardial cyst and should I be worried if I have one?

What is a pericardial cyst and should I be worried if I have one?

Not really: Usually a benign cyst located on the right side of the heart. Can enlarge and be painful. Usually resected with vats operation. ...Read more

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Does a pericardial cyst usually require surgery?

Does a pericardial cyst usually require surgery?

Not usually: Majority of pericardial cysts are asymptomatic and are found incidentally. Symptomatic pericardial cysts present with shortness of breath, chest pain, or persistent cough.Symptomatic pericardial cysts are treated by ultrasound guided percutaneous aspiration or thoracoscopic surgery, or conservative therapy. ...Read more

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Leg swelling from knee down. Recent chest pain/pressure/cough. EKG normal. Xray inconclusive. CT in 5 days.HX of pericardial cyst-4x3cm. Thoughts?

Leg swelling from knee down.  Recent chest pain/pressure/cough.  EKG normal. Xray inconclusive. CT in 5 days.HX of pericardial cyst-4x3cm. Thoughts?

DVT??: Are you on birth control pills? Are you over weight? Do you have diabetes? How active are you,? Do you smoke? These and other things need to be reviewed for the correct diagnosis to be made. A possibility of heart failure even though you're young unless you have a h/o heart disease considering your symptoms. Of much concern would be blood clot in your legs. You need to be seen by a doctor ...Read more

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What causes cysts to form on your face?

What causes cysts to form on your face?

Acne: The number one cause of cysts on face, are usually a form of cystic acne. Might want to see a dermatologist about this. ...Read more

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What causes cyst on ovaries?

What causes cyst on ovaries?

Ovulation : Usually it is ovulation. However, there are several cases where ovarian pathology can occur without ovulation. ...Read more