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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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I have a nerve root within the lateral recess. They've mentioned a focal cyst; would that be the same as a synovial cyst?

I have a nerve root within the lateral recess. They've mentioned a focal cyst; would that be the same as a synovial cyst?

Potentially: First, it is normal to have a nerve root in the lateral recess, that is where they normally are. A synovial cyst can be described as a focal cyst and usually arises from the facet joint. If the cyst pushes in a nerve root, the patient may experience pain or numbness running down the leg. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nerve root within the lateral recess. there is a mention of a focal cyst, is it the same than a synovial cyst?

Can you tell me about nerve root within the lateral recess. there is a mention of a focal cyst, is it the same than a synovial cyst?

Spinal anatomy: The lateral recess refers to the side parts of the spinal canal. A focal cyst certainly could be a synovial cyst, which in the spine would arise from the facet joints, the joints at the back part of the vertebra. ...Read more

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I brst feed. I had a cyst on my rigth brst and i had meds and it went away. I had a breast song .No focal solid or cyst lesion. Mildly dilated ducts?

I brst feed. I had a cyst on my rigth brst and i had meds and it went away. I had a breast song .No focal solid or cyst lesion. Mildly dilated ducts?

Breast mass: I'm not sure what your question is. Sounds like you had a small mass which occurred while you nursed your child. After medication, the mass disappeared. Perhaps you could make your question clearer. ...Read more

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Mri abd prob focal modular hyperplasia & cyst (small) on liver. If md orders ultrasound of abdomen, what will it show that the MRI didn't is us needed

Mri abd prob focal modular hyperplasia & cyst (small) on liver. If md orders ultrasound of abdomen, what will it show that the MRI didn't is us needed

See below: Us may be used to confirm the cyst if the MRI was not performed with contrast. Us does not help further characterize the focal nodular hyperplasia, although it can be used for future follow up. It may also be possible that biopsy of the "probable" focal nodular hyperplasia was recommended and us is done to see if this nodule can be seen on us for us-guided biopsy. ...Read more

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Fna came back benign on 6mm focal coarse calcification cyst in my thyroid. Is this reliable should I get a second opinion? Im having heart pal and hbp

Fna came back benign on 6mm focal coarse calcification cyst in my thyroid. Is this reliable should I get a second opinion? Im having heart pal and hbp

Observation: An fna is never 100% certain. The probability of malignancy in a benign fna is something under 5%. However, most physicians would continue observation of the nodule rather than recommend surgery. Unless there is something wrong with your thyroid levels, it should not affect your blood pressure or cause palpitations. ...Read more

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My scan read these things: what is focal atrophy of the renal poles and small cysts on upper poles?

My scan read these things: what is focal atrophy of the renal poles and small cysts on upper poles?

Scan: It means that at some point you possibly had an injury, like infection in kidney caused scar tissue to develop, causing focal atrophy (shrinkage). Simple cysts are very common. 50% of people over age of 50 have small cysts in their kidneys. Nothing to be worried or follow up. ...Read more

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Please explain 20ml complex ovarian cyst containing internal echoes measuring 3.3 x 2.2 x 3cm also containing focal hyperechoic densities ?

Please explain 20ml complex ovarian cyst containing internal echoes measuring 3.3 x 2.2 x 3cm also containing focal hyperechoic densities ?

Fibrin in cyst: Ovarian cysts frequently will have stuff inside. When they do not, it is a simple cyst. When there is bleeding in to the cyst, they become complex. This causes all kinds of findings on ultrasound . Blood clots look like clumps and fibrin can cause stranding . All usually clear up ...Read more