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Cysts On The Spine
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
NO: This generally appears in the arm pits or groin area. ...Read more
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
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
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
There no f 2 bone : Test i know off, may be you mean c2 , t2 or l2. Let me know. ...Read more
Let me explain: Neurenteric cysts are benign tumors of the central nervous system (CNS) that represent 0.3% to 0.5% of all spinal cord tumors. They are usually extra medullary and found in the lower cervical and thoracic spine. Only 12.2% of neurenteric cysts are documented to be intramedullary. ...Read more
Congenital anomaly: Neurenteric cysts account for 0.7-1.3% of spinal axis tumors These rare lesions result from the inappropriate partitioning of the embryonic tissues.Patients with symptomatic neurenteric cysts typically present in the second and third decades of life with size-dependent myelopathic and/or radicular signs. Magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography are essential diagnostic tools for the delineation of cyst form and overlying osseous architecture. A variety of approaches have been employed in the treatment of neurenteric cysts each with a goal of total surgical resectio ...Read more
Is it normal to get facet injections in the thoracic spine? Should i get them even if there is a some kind of cyst on my spine by my t6?
Depends: Facet injections help relieve pain from the facet joint due to arthritic conditions or whiplash injuries. Occasionally the facet joint has a synovial cyst (which is an out pouching of the original joint capsule) associated with it that may compress a nerve and cause pain. If so then the facet injection may be used to reduce the pain from that. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have multiple cysts in my spine and have been having to push to urinate. Just wondering if they could coincide with each other? I'm also on Cymbalta
What effect can a cyst located near spine and pushing into the lung have long term? I was told that it was best to do nothing and monitor it 6 months
Sounds reasonable: But you are seeking a second opinion, and we don't have the benefit of all the information available to your first doctor (films, history, physical examination, etc., ). "cysts" can be a lot of different things. What you describe doesn't raise any alarms with me, but i'd sure like to see your films to help with this second opinion. ...Read more
Is it okay to use ultrasound heat therapy on my thoracic area due to injury but there is also a cyst on my spine thats been there since birth?
I have a synoid cyst on my spine between the 4th and 5th lumbar vertebrae causing severe pain from hip to ankle on my right leg. What are treatment op?
Im experienceing extreme lower back, hip, and knee pain how do I get my dr to do further testing I have a cyst inside my spine at C4 as well as a herniated disc at c6, and arthritis in my lower back hips and knees. I was in a car accident 4 months ago and
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
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