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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Colloid Cyst

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What is a colloid cyst?

What is a colloid cyst?

One type of nodule: Colloid is a yellow-brown liquid found in thyroids. Thyroid cells usually organize into hollow balls, or follicles, with colloid in their centers. Occasionally, cysts (large liquid-filled structures) can form in the thyroid. These often are filled with colloid, and may be called colloid cysts. Most cysts are not cancers, but 5% can have a cancer along an edge. A biopsy (fna) can determine this. ...Read more

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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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What will happen if I don't have surgery for my colloid cyst?

What will happen if I don't have surgery for my colloid cyst?

Depends on cyst size: When the cyst becomes large enough, it can cause hydrocephalus. This can be life threatening in a rapid fashion. ...Read more

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If the colloid cyst in thyroid is becoming larger what to do?

If the colloid cyst in thyroid is becoming larger what to do?

Enlarging cyst: Hello, an enlarging colloid cyst typically can be followed by your doctor unless it becomes obstructive in that it blocks your airway, swallowing, or blood flow. ...Read more

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After aspiration of a colloid cyst, what are the chances it will regrow?

After aspiration of a colloid cyst, what are the chances it will regrow?

Possible: The histogenesis of colloid cysts is unclear. Surgical treatment is usually considered if they cause hydrocephalus (swelling of the brain). Surgical removal does not always resolve the swelling. Aspiration may mot completly remove the cyst wall in which case they can recur. ...Read more

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I have a 3mm colloid cyst on 3rdthe ventricle. I have become symptomatic. Should i be worried

I have a 3mm colloid cyst on 3rdthe ventricle.  I have become symptomatic. Should i be worried

Get evaluated: It is uncommon for a colloid cyst <10mm to cause problems. See a neurosurgeon for a definitive opinion of your specific situation. ...Read more

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I have a colloid cyst of the brain with no symptions as of yet but want to go overseas should I be ok to fly?

I have a colloid cyst of the brain with no symptions as of yet but want to go overseas should I be ok to fly?

Ask the neurosurgeon: Who is following you. Only s/he knows the imagery of your brain and will give you the answer to your question. Make sense? Good luck and take care! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for colloid cyst of thyroid gland?

What is the treatment for colloid cyst of thyroid gland?

Thyroid cyst: If the ultrasound and needle aspiration reveal only a thyroid cyst, it does not require surgery. Cysts can sometimes get bigger or smaller, but as long as it is not so large as to bother you, your endocrinologist can just watch it with a periodic ultrasound. ...Read more

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My doctor told me I have a colloid cyst in my third ventricle. What are ventricles?

Fluid space in brain: Ventricles are the normal spaces in the brain that cerebrospinal fluid is made and and travels in. ...Read more

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My 14 year old girl has a colloid cyst. One of the symptoms are amnesia , but i feel it has gotten worse. What can I do to help?

My 14 year old girl has a colloid cyst. One of the symptoms are amnesia , but i feel it has gotten worse. What can I do to help?

Colloid cyst: I would recommended that you set up an appointment with a pediatric neurosurgeon for surgical evaluation, there is a team at the university of washington in seattle. ...Read more

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