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Causes Of Pericardial Cyst
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a pericardial cyst surgery 2 mnths ago, and was in critical unit for abt 2 weeks after d surgery. Now av great pain where d surgery was done.WHY?
I have read horrible things on the internet about pericardial cyst
I was just told by my chest doctor that I had on a chest CT scan?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many kinds: A cyst is an abnormal, fluid-filled, epithelially-lined, closed structure -- a definition learned early by every medical student. There are hundreds of types, but the most familiar is the common epidermoid inclusion / "sebaceous" cyst under the skin. Privately i think many of these start with bug bites, but nobody's proved it. Cheers! ...Read more
Trappd skin fragment: Due to a minor injury, pimple, etc., a piece of skin gets trapped under the normal skin. It doesn't know it is not on the surface, and so it makes oil and hair and it sheds dead skin normally. All of this accumulates under the surface and forms a small cyst. As more debris is added, the cyst gets bigger and bigger. They are recognized by their overlying enlarged pore and cured by excision. ...Read more
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