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What does a cyst by my spine mean?

What does a cyst by my spine mean?

Facet cyst: Cysts usually are related to the facet joint and may cause pressure on a nerve. If they do not pressure the nerve then they can be ignored. ...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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How dangerous is a cyst next to the spine?

How dangerous is a cyst next to the spine?

Depends: If it's a cyst in the skin then there is no danger. If it is a cyst coming from the lining of the spinal cord then it could cause problems. Cysts are benign and can remain stable your whole life and never grow. Only if it were to get bigger and push on the spinal cord itself would it become a problem ...Read more

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My fiance has 2 large cysts on his back along his spine.they have never bothered him until yesterday when one started irritating him and when I looked?

My fiance has 2 large cysts on his back along his spine.they have never bothered him until yesterday when one started irritating him and when I looked?

Should get treated: It sounds like you are describing a sebaceous cyst (no way to know without having it examined by a Dr) that has become inflamed or infected. If it is infected he will need antibiotics. These cysts are not harmful unless they become infected, in which case they may need to be drained or removed. Sometimes a Dr will give a short course of antibiotics and then remove the cyst after it calms down. ...Read more

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Cyst near spine, could it have ruptured?

Cyst near spine, could it have ruptured?

Possibly: Cysts can, indeed, rupture or resolve spontaneously. So if you have had symptoms which are now gone, that may be what happened. ...Read more

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What causes a tarlov cyst on the spine?

What causes a tarlov cyst on the spine?

Congemital: Your born with them dont assume they appeared with your symptoms they are seenin asymptomatic patients as well. ...Read more

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What can be done for a fetus with cyst on spine?

What can be done for a fetus with cyst on spine?

Cyst or defect?: The differential diagnosis for fetal spinal cyst: spina bifia/myelomeningocele (fetal intervention available since moms trial), spinal cord cyst (rare - postnatal excision), sacrococcygeal teratoma (fetal and/or neonatal surgery required), cystic hygroma (marker of chromosomal anomalies that cannot be treated). Seek expert care - e.g. : http://women.Texaschildrens.Org/fetalcenter/. ...Read more

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I need information on perineural cysts. I have them all up n down my spine?

I need information on perineural cysts. I have them all up n down my spine?

Observation: Perineural, or Tarlov cysts are usually incidental findings on an MRI. They are usually asymptomatic and appear on an MRI. They are essentially thinned out parts of the thecal sac which contains cerebral spinal fluid. If you are not having any neurologic deficits, I would not intervene surgically. The covering, or dura is very thin, and would likely tear should one try to repair a cyst. ...Read more

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What is a synovial cyst in your spine ?

What is a synovial cyst in your spine ?

Fluid sac : This is a fluid filled sac that arises from degeneration of the facet joints. When present they usually occur in the lumbar spine, mainly l4-5 & l5-s1. Symptoms result from formation of spinal stenosis with resulting irritation of the affected nerve root. Since cysts are a result of degenerative changes, they usually are not present until after the age of 40. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a neurenteric cyst on my spine what is that?

What to do if I have a neurenteric cyst on my spine what is that?

See a Neurosurgeon: A spinal neurenteric cyst is a congenital mass and usually sits just in front of the spinal cord often at the level of the mid back, but they can be anywhere.
They should be surgically removed but are not cancerous. ...Read more

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Whats a cysts on your thoracic spine?

Whats a cysts on your thoracic spine?

Spinal cyst: Spinal cyst is a collection of cerebrospinal fluid and it can be characterized as either extradural (outside the dura) or intradural (inside the dura). Most of the spinal cysts are idiopathic, but they can be developed from congenital defect; arachnoid adhesion secondary to infection; trauma from lumbar puncture; or iatrogenic cause from injected contrast dye. ...Read more

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Can tarliv cysts cause tachycardia. I have them at multiple levels in spine?

Can tarliv cysts cause tachycardia. I have them at multiple levels in spine?

Tarlov cysts : Tarlov cysts are outpouchings of the meninges and most commonly located at the base of the spine. These cysts are benign and do not cause tachycardia. See your medical doctor to determine the cause of the rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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What does a cyst on the spine on the neck look like?

What does a cyst on the spine on the neck look like?

Varies: It varies. A cyst is a fluid filled cavity, usually surrounded by a lining. In the cervical spine, cysts can develop from the bony facet joints, the tissues that line the spinal cord, and the spinal cord itself. They each look different depending on the source. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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How serious is taking out a synovial cyst that is close to the spine?

How serious is  taking out a synovial cyst that is close to the spine?

See spine surgeon: Synovial cysts are treated by mainly 3 methods. Observation along with activity modification for minimal complaints. Cyst injections; either directely thru the facet joint with drainage & steroid injection or by epidural steroid. The latter does not decrease the cyst size but eliminate inflammation. The 3rd is either a decompression with foraminotomy or with fusion if instability is present. ...Read more

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Iv had a fatty cyst on my spine for three years. I caught it and punctured it. Lots of blood and puss. I now have an indentation. Will it be ok?

Iv had a fatty cyst on my spine for three years. I caught it and punctured it. Lots of blood and puss. I now have an indentation. Will it be ok?

Cyst: I would suggest that you get this evaluated by your local physician just to make sure it does not get infected. The indentation is the residual from the cyst but if not properly excised (as opposed to drained which you did when you punctured it) it will likely come back. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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I've had a cyst on the bottom of my spine for months which grows&shrinks &recently the painincreased. It started bleeding, do I need emergency care?

I've had a cyst on the bottom of my spine for months which grows&shrinks &recently the painincreased. It started bleeding, do I need emergency care?

Not emergency: If the cyst is on the bottom of your spine, see your family dr. And let him evaluate you to recommend treatement options.
He will know the proper referral for you- whether this is a pilonidal cyst or other and what type of dr. You need to see. ...Read more