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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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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 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 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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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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Why would a radiologist not report a cyst on the spine on the report?

Why would a radiologist not report a cyst on the spine on the report?

Not signficant: If it was a tarlov cyst in the lumbar spine, they are benign cysts that usually do not account for any symptoms. So they would not be universally reported. ...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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Symptoms associated with multiple nerve sheath cysts in thoracic spine?

Symptoms associated with multiple nerve sheath cysts in thoracic spine?

These typically do: Not cause any symptoms and are usually an incidental finding on a mri. Many times, certain findings are found on a mrai that have no bearing on why the imaging study was ordered in the first place. ...Read more

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