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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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It'd be possible that a pituitary cyst be removed without causing damage?

It'd be possible that a pituitary cyst be removed without causing damage?

Yes if needed: A good pituitary neurosurgeon can probably remove a pituitary cyst through transphenoidal surgery without causing other damage. But is this necessary? Is the cyst really causing a problem? Mri's pick up exquisite detail, and a small pituitary cyst may not be of any concern. Discuss with your endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Does a surgeon break your nose during endonasal approach surgery for a pituitary cyst?

Does a surgeon break your nose during endonasal approach surgery for a pituitary cyst?

Pituitary cyst: This is endo-nasal surgery and a scope is usually used. Breaking the nasal septum is not part of the procedure. Going through the nose is the shortest distance to the pituitary. ...Read more

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Asphyxiation at birth, damaged my pituitary causing panhypopit, five pineal cysts, and chiari 1. Is it possible for my conditions to worsen as i age?

Pituitary : If your pituitary deficiencies were the result of something that happend during birth i think it would be unlike you would develop more deficiencies at your age unless you had brain surgery near the pituitary or had significant head trauma in the future. ...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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Hi I have a question i had a MRI done and they found a cyst in my pituitary i was wondering how they treat it it is 5mm x 2 in size , ?

Hi I have a question i had a MRI done and they  found a cyst in my pituitary  i was wondering how they treat it  it is 5mm  x 2  in size , ?

Follow with mri: You need to check to make sure this "cyst" is not producing extra hormones. If it's non functioning, which it most likely will be, you will need to follow it serially with MRI and monitor for changes. Autopsy studies have shown that up to 10% of the population could have something in their pituitary and don't know it. ...Read more

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What is rykies cyst adjacent to the pituitary gland?

Rathke's: Rathke's cyst are remnants from embryonic development. Just cysts, typically not a problem; however, if large perhaps can compress the pituitary and lead to some endocrine dysfunction. Check with an endocrinologist to see if this is the case. ...Read more

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Can you get rid of a cyst on the pituitary gland with medicine?

Can you get rid of a cyst on the pituitary gland with medicine?

Only prolactinomas: A cystic lump seen in the pituitary region on a MRI scan may represent one of several different types of growths: a cystic pituitary adenoma, craniopharyngioma, rathke cleft cyst, or others that are less common. Of these different types of pituitary growths, only a specific type of pituitary adenoma that makes prolactin (i.e. Prolactinoma) responds to medication. The others need surgical therapy. ...Read more