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What Does A Cancerous Cyst Look Like
See below: This depends on the organ the cyst is in. I am assuming you're referring to ovarian cysts. If so they are more likely to be complex, with septations & nodules or solid component besides just the fluid component. This is similar to most other organs. Thyroid cysts, however are common and tend to bleed frequently, thus even if looking complex still more likely benign. Biopsy may be needed. ...Read more
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
I found lump on my pubic region it hurts when i touch it, its hard, its not itchy and no pus. It doesn't look like a cyst. Worried could b cancerous?
What do fibroids & cysts look like on MRI? How would I be able to tell them apart from cancer? Getting an ultrasound but I would like some insight.
Fibroids: Broadly speaking, there are 2 general types of sequences on MRI...called T1and T2. Fibroids are usually dark on both, cysts are dark on T1 and bright on T2. Fibroids usually have non uniform or heterogenous signal, cysts more uniform/homogeneous. Fibroids originate from the uterus, cysts usually from ovaries. ...Read more
How common are complex renal cysts in children? What is the prognosis for a complex cyst that doesn't look cancerous- what are the chances of change?
Can doctors tell the difference between tarlov cysts and cancerous tumours on spinal mri? Do they look different if so how?
Yes: The most reliable way to differentiate the two is with intravenous contrast. Malignant tumors almost always enhance, tarlov cysts don't. Usually the appearance and location of tarlov cysts are highly suggestive even without contrast. ...Read more
Is a "hemorrhagic corpus luteum" and a hemorrhagic corpus luteum cyst the same thing? Would either make an ovary look cancerous to a gynonc?
Ovarian Cysts: You didn't give your age, but hemorrhagic corpus lutein cysts are not cancerous, although they can rarely "burst" & bleed into the abdomen and cause considerable discomfort. Any cystic lesion in the ovary should be screened by ultrasound, pelvic exam and possibly other modalities by your gynecologist to rule out cancer, which may be seen over age 45, but often in younger women in their 20's & 30s. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a ultrasound done last week, & a 5.8 solid mass cyst was discovered on my right ovary, which the doc said doesn't look cancerous.
Only one way to know: Unfortunately with these masses the only way to know for sure what it is, is to undergo surgery to remove and examine the types of cells involved under microscope. If it's a round mass w/out any other lumps/bumps then maybe it's benign but no way to know for sure. You can consider observing it to see if it gets bigger in a few months or you can plan surgery. These masses can twist and cause pain. ...Read more
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