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45 year old african american woman diagnosed subchondral cyst in the superomedial acetabulum. what does this mean?

45 year old african american woman diagnosed subchondral cyst in the superomedial acetabulum. what does this mean?

Big medical words: Subchondral cyst is a benign pocket of fluid beneath the cartilage inside a joint. Superomedial means the upper, inner portion. Acedabulum is the hip socket. It indicates arthritis within the hip joint. ...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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MRI ARTHROGRAM LEFT HIP ; A very small subchondral cyst was noted along the lateral roof of the right acetabulum What does this mean?

Early DJD: Subchondral cysts mean cysts in the bone underneath the cartilage, and are a reaction of the bone to degenerative and stress related changes about the joint space. These are usually seen with some cartilage damage and narrowing of the joint space adjacent to the cyst. Many people are asymptomatic with small cysts. ...Read more

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Right hip narrowing of superior joint space. Subchondral cyst formation seen and spurs in right femoral head and superior acetabulum. Suggestions?

Right hip narrowing of superior joint space.  Subchondral cyst formation seen and spurs in right femoral head  and superior acetabulum.  Suggestions?

Weight loss, : Exercise, use of a cane if needed and use of otc meds if no contraindications otherwise you can try physical therapy and perscription medication. If symptoms do not improve or worsen, see an orthopaedic surgeon for options which could include joint replacement surgery. You are describing hip arthritis. ...Read more

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Simple renal cysts cholecystectormy clips underlie the liver.subchondral cysts are seen within the right humeral head and the left acetabulum?

Simple renal cysts cholecystectormy clips underlie the liver.subchondral cysts are seen within the right humeral head and the left acetabulum?

Refer to doc...: Apparently, what you mentioned are the findings of CT or MRI scan, and most likely not clinically significant with no need to pursue active intervention at this time. For your best benefit, referring this Q to your treating doc would be most logical since s/he possesses most of your clinical information so that the clinical pertinence of the studies can be correlated. ...Read more

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Cause of wrist subchondral cyst?

Cause of wrist subchondral cyst?

Arthritis: Since you used the term subchondral cyst i assume that you have had an x-ray or mri. These can be caused by several things such as arthritis, old ligament tear, or possibly a ganglion that is inside the bone. Treatment depends on how bothersome it is, and ranges from simple things like a wrist splint, therapy, medication all the way up to major wrist surgery. Get it checked out by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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What ara subchondral cyst on humerus?

What ara subchondral cyst on humerus?

Arthritis: This is an abnormality on xray that is indicative of arthritis and/or rotator cuff degeneration. ...Read more

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What could be causes of a subchondral cyst in wrist?

What could be causes of a subchondral cyst in wrist?

A subchondral cyst i: A very common finding and often dosnt mean anything. It is often noted in assymptomatic area that have low grade minimal arthritis on an MRI and i frequently see people referred for this finding that dont need anything. There are cases however when it means a fracture has not healed fully or a bone has poor blood supply or there is inflammatory change in the joint. Much depends upon the clinical. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal subchondral cyst in shoulder?

How long does it take to heal subchondral cyst in shoulder?

They don"t go away..: ...they R due 2 underlying degenerative or inflammatory disease. U treat the symptoms, not the cysts. NSAIDS, ice, activity modification etc... ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for a subchondral cyst (of medial talar dome)?

What are the best treatments for a subchondral cyst (of medial talar dome)?

Depends: A small superficial cyst seen on an MRI can be treated with an arthroscopic evaluation and possible drilling and debridement (removing overlying damaged cartilage). If the cyst is contained and large(on ct) retro grade drilling and bone grafting is done. ...Read more

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"Meso- acromiale, with a small subchondral cyst across the synchdrosis but no bone marrow edema" (My shoulder MRI report) Plz explain. And solution?

"Meso- acromiale, with a small subchondral cyst across the synchdrosis but no bone marrow edema" (My shoulder MRI report) Plz explain. And solution?

2-piece bone: The acromium is a small part of your shoulder blade on top of your shoulder. As it forms, 2 parts fuse to make one solid bone. In your case, the 2 parts did not finish fusing. Sometimes that is no problem, other times there is motion at the synchondrosis (place where the two bones are joined by cartilage, rather than bone). You have a cyst there, so you undoubtedly have motion and probably pain. ...Read more

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I had a CT scan for another issue, and I see in the findings "Subchondral cyst is seen at the left femoral head-neck junction." What does this mean?

I had a CT scan for another issue, and I see in the findings "Subchondral cyst is seen at the left femoral head-neck junction."  What does this mean?

Degenerative : Sub means below and chondral means cartilage. This is a degenerative cyst in the bone below the cartilage near the hip joint. These are benign cysts and don't need any specific treatment. They are often seen with osteoarthritis but in your case may just be an incidental finding not requiring any treatment unless you are having hip pain. ...Read more

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Diagnosis? Grade 2 chondromalacia, mucoid degeneration to acl, subchondral cyst tibial spines,soft tissue swelling in prepatellar- soft tissue lateral

Diagnosis? Grade 2 chondromalacia, mucoid degeneration to acl, subchondral cyst tibial spines,soft tissue swelling in prepatellar- soft tissue lateral

Diagnosis MRI?: Looks like a summary of an MRI Report. Grade 2 chondromalacia means you have some like age and activity related softening or wearing away of the articular cartilage in your knee. Age related changes to your ACL, but not a tear. Soft tissue swelling usually implies some swelling or bruising in the fat beneath your skin, but outside your joint ...Read more

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I'm 37 yrs old, bad knee pain,knee MRI says osteochondral lesion & subchondral cyst marrow edema suprapatellar effusion. What's wrong with my knee?

I'm 37 yrs old, bad knee pain,knee MRI says osteochondral lesion & subchondral cyst marrow edema suprapatellar effusion. What's wrong with my knee?

Inflammation: Your knee is inflamed. See a doctor. Consider lifestyle changes to address underlying inflammation. Try anti-inflammatory foods; avoid inflammatory food. Eliminate toxic exposures. Exercise judiciously--isometric exercises to begin. Progress to passive, then active, range of motion exercises, strengthening and endurance exercises. Read "Foods That Fight Pain" by Neal Barnard, MD. ...Read more

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Does subchondral cysts in the shoulder go away on its own & how did they get there ?

Does subchondral cysts in the shoulder go away on its own & how did they get there ?

Varies: A subchondral cyst is usually a process that occurs near an inflamed or severely arthritic joint. An erosion occurs through the cartilage into the adjacent bone, thus creating the cyst. Although it varies somewhat, they usually do not spontaneously resolve unless the underlying process that caused them is addressed. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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What are the problems seen with subchondral cysts on humeral head?

What are the problems seen with subchondral cysts on humeral head?

Incindental finding: If assosciated with pain and limitation of movement of the shoulder then denotes osteoarthritis of the shoulder. ...Read more