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Best test to visualize spleen cyst?

Best test to visualize spleen cyst?

Ultrasound: Nancy, Ultrasound is excellent at viewing the spleen. CT also offers a good view, but carries the downside of radiation exposure. Due to the safety, doctors will often start with ultrasound, then reserve CT scan for those patients where they see an area of concern. Hope this helps! ...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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I have a cyst in my spleen. cyst has 'been measured 3 .'2 CM what append to me?

I have a cyst in  my spleen. cyst has 'been  measured 3 .'2 CM what append to me?

Various causes: Splenic cysts have a number of causes, including congenital or familial (present @ birth or running in the family). They can also result from trauma and certain immune conditions like sarcoidosis. I notice that you live in Sri Lanka. Infections, particularly parasites, are a common cause of splenic cysts in southern Asia. Consult your doctor about definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My daughter has 3 spleen cysts that are 2 inches in diameter per MRI. Could it be cancer?

My daughter has 3 spleen cysts that are 2 inches in diameter per MRI.  Could it be cancer?

It depends: depends on shape and size...the MRI report will usually indicate if any of the lesions look suspicious and warrant further workup ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my spleen 6.8cm. My dr wants to remove my spleen. The cyst has a lot of calcification is this a reason to remove the spleen?

I have a cyst on my spleen 6.8cm. My dr wants to remove my spleen. The cyst has a lot of calcification   is this a reason to remove the spleen?

Seems excessive: But may be justified based upon data not in your story. The problem is you have a picture of calcifications and a cyst. You do not yet have a diagnosis. There are other less invasive ways to get a diagnosis which might be good alternatives. ...Read more

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I have an enlarged spleen a cyst on it too and aneurysm splenic. I havw been sick and now smell a burning smell? Thats some of the health.

I have an enlarged spleen a cyst on it too and aneurysm splenic.  I havw been sick and now smell a burning smell? Thats some of the health.

See your doctor: This is not an issue which can be addressed over the internet. You need to be seen, examined and diagnosed by a professional ASAP. Answers on HealthTap aren't intended for individual treatment, prescription or diagnosis. ...Read more

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Cyst on spleen does a cyst on the spleen cause you to eat a lot. How do you know if the cyst is small or large?

Cyst on spleen does a cyst on the spleen cause you to eat  a lot. How do you know if the cyst is small or large?

No: A cyst on the spleen will not affect your appetite. However the cyst was diagnosed, ct or sonogram, there should be some measurement of the cyst. Do not be concerned, as congenital cysts of the spleen, liver , and/or kidneys are not uncommon. Your primary doctor can answer any other questions at your next visit. Good luck. ...Read more

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Mri spine done and it read 10 mm t2 hyperintense, t1 hypo intense lesion in the inferior aspect of spleen. May represent cyst or hemanginoma.Concern?

Mri spine done and it read 10 mm t2 hyperintense, t1 hypo intense lesion in the inferior aspect of spleen. May represent cyst or hemanginoma.Concern?

Not really: The lesion you describe is likely benign. But it all depends on the rest of your medical history. As long as you do not have history of any other cancer, it may not be of much relevance. The question is why you did your MRI of spine? ...Read more

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Dr said i have enlarged spleen with a cyst on it. What is the treatment? Have lots of nausea, pain & lack of appetite.

Dr said i have enlarged spleen with a cyst on it. What is the treatment? Have lots of nausea, pain & lack of appetite.

May not be related: Need to know why the spleen is enlarged. The symptoms can be related to the reason the spleen is enlarged. The cyst may not be a problem. The treatment is to treat the reason the spleen is involved. Sometimes the spleen will need to be removed ...Read more

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My daughters ultra sound showed an extra spleen, and a cyst on liver, labs negative. She still feels a lot of stomach pain in am, what can it be?

My daughters ultra sound showed an extra spleen, and a cyst on liver, labs negative. She still feels a lot of stomach pain in am, what can it be?

Lots of things: Niether the accessory spleen nor the liver cyst are causing any symptoms. Without more information on the location of the pain it is hard to give a good answer. Presuming it is upper abdominal pain, common causes include stomach ulcers, pancreatitis functional dyspepsia and others. You should really follow up with the doctor who ordered the tests above for more information. ...Read more