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Is thyroglossal cyst curable?

Is thyroglossal cyst curable?

Thyroglossal Cyst: Surgical treatment is offered for removal of the cyst and connecting ducts. If it becomes infected, antibiotics may be needed, but do not make the cyst or its branches go away. ...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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Is rathkes cleft cyst treatable?

Is rathkes cleft cyst treatable?

If symptomatic: Rathke's cleft cyst is a developmental remnant of rathke pouch, a normal structure formed during development of the pituitary gland. Most cysts are found incidentally during MRI scanning for other reasons. If the cyst is causing symptoms such as headaches, visual compromise, or is affecting normal pituitary function, the cyst can be removed surgically. Check with your neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Is mucinous cyst adenocarcinoma of ovary curable?

Is mucinous cyst adenocarcinoma of ovary curable?

Depends: It depends on the stage. Early stage is curable with either surgery alone- vs surgery plus adjuvant therapy/chemotherapy . Advanced disease with distant spread even is very treatable however unfortunately is incurable. Please discuss further with your oncology team. ...Read more

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Is a dermoid cyst cancerous?

Is a dermoid cyst cancerous?

Rarely: Please find out how the diagnosis was made. If the whole mass has been removed, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Is a epididymitis cyst cancerous?

No: Simple retention cyst of epididymis is benign and of no significance if it is asymptomatic. Of course it needs to be established that it is a simple cyst and not sold mass or complex cyst. ...Read more

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What is a thyroglossal cyst infection?

What is a thyroglossal cyst infection?

Embryology: When your body was forming in the womb, your tongue (glossus) and thyroid gland arose from the same primordial tissues. As the tissues that would become your thyroid gland moved down in to your neck, they left remnants of those precursor tissues. Later in life, they became cystic, became infected with oral (usually) bacteria and became abscessed. Speak to your doctor about its removal. ...Read more

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Is a septated liver cyst cancerous?

Usually not: I've seen these often at autopsy and they're quite benign. Ask the radiologist for a better idea. ...Read more

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What is a thyroglossal duct cyst removal / sistrunk procedure?

What is a thyroglossal duct cyst removal / sistrunk procedure?

Cyst and part hyoid: The sistrunk procedure to remove a thyroglossal duct cyst means an incision on the neck, remove the cyst and the tract leading from the cyst to the base of tongue where it started in the embryo. This operation always removes the central portion of the hyoid bone in order to get the entire tract. ...Read more

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What is involved with a thyroglossal duct cyst removal?

What is involved with a thyroglossal duct cyst removal?

Surgery: Usually an outpatient procedure that involves a midline incision. The cyst, it's tract, and the middle part of the hyoid bone are removed. (search the sistrunk procedure). Most patients do quite well with the procedure. ...Read more

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Is a septated liver cyst indicative cancer?

Is a septated liver cyst indicative cancer?

Usually not: Most of the liver cysts are benign , some may be related to parasite infections like hydatid cyst , rarely benign cyst adenoma or malignant cyst adenocarcinoma are septated cysts , are very rare. ...Read more

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Can a cystic tumour be cancerous? 27cm septated ovarian cyst. Thanks

Can a cystic tumour be cancerous? 27cm septated ovarian cyst.  Thanks

Yes: It can. It would be helpful to know your age and history to comment further. Septated cysts are also a malignancy risk but there are septated benign tumors too. Do you mean 27 cm or 27 mm? The smaller one 27 mm is fairly low risk regardless; if you mean the larger (27 cm) the risk is correspondingly higher. I hope this helps, good wishes. ...Read more

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Ovarian cyst with papillary excrescence within the cyst what is papillary excrescence?

Ovarian cyst with papillary excrescence within the cyst what is papillary excrescence?

Complex Cyst: The cyst has finger like extensions of tissue protruding into the cyst. Such a description indicates the cyst is not simple and as such needs to be followed. Usual course of action is to repeat the ultrasound just after the end of your next period. If it is gone then it was a complex cyclic cyst. If it persists it may need to be evaluated with laparoscopy to r/o neoplasm, endometriosis, etc. ...Read more

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How likely is a 1x0.8x1cm paraovarian cyst on ultrasound cancer?

How likely is a 1x0.8x1cm paraovarian cyst on ultrasound cancer?

Paraovarian Cyst: Most paraovarian cysts are fallopian tube cysts. The likelihood of these being cancer is low especially if it is small, simple appearing on ultrasound and in a younger woman. ...Read more

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What is a thyroglossal cyst?

What is a thyroglossal cyst?

Rudimentary duct: Thyroglossal duct cyst is a rudimentary duct located at the dorsal base of the tongue at foramen coecum. It goes down to the thyroid cartilage. Usually it is asymptomatic but may get infected and interfere with swallowing, breathing, etc. The treatment is surgical and involves incision on the neck with removal of the entire cyst with the anterior portion of hyoid bone to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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Is it invasive lymph node metastasis is serious condition for breast cancer? Is it curable?

Is it  invasive lymph node metastasis is serious condition for breast cancer? Is it curable?

All forms: of breast cancer can be considered serious, but to answer your question, yes, breast cancer with lymph node involvement is potentially curable, but the probability depends on a number of factors. Survival rates are very high if the tumor is small and the lymph node involvement is minimal(stage 1B), and become worse with increasing tumor size, extent of node involvement, and distant metastases. ...Read more

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Overian cyst with papillary excrescence can be cancer?

Overian cyst with papillary excrescence can be cancer?

Not Cancer: If pathologist does not use the word cancer it is not cancer , if it is then called papillary cyst adeno carcinoma , it is benign papillary cystadenoma ...Read more

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What is a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma) like?

What is a reoccurring ovarian dermoid cyst (teratoma) like?

Can vary: A recurrent ovarian dermoid cyst implies that you have had one removed in the past. Because of their contain hair, teeth and other structures, they don't usually go away like other benign cysts can. They can twist and cause severe pelvic pain. They can get quite large and put pressure on surrounding organs. If you are symptomatic, you should see your PCP or a gynecologist or surgeon. ...Read more

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How is an ovarian cyst biospied?

How is an ovarian cyst biospied?

Laparoscopically: With a laparoscope, the cyst wall is cut into and possibly sent for frozen section if it looks suspicious. ...Read more

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Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

Is a ovarian dermoid cyst baby?

No: Dermoid is caused by stem cells which have been present in your body since you were an embryo. These stem cells grow and form a tumor. It is not a baby and never will be a baby. ...Read more

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Thyroglossal Cyst (Definition)

A thyroglossal cyst is a fibrous cyst that forms from a persistent thyroglossal duct. It is a developmental anomaly. See an ...Read more