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What does unilocular anechoic cyst mean?

What does unilocular anechoic cyst mean?

Cyst: Anechoic means that the fluid is homogenous...there is no internal debris, air bubbles, solid portons, etc... that would reflect the ultrasound beam (therefore no echoes or 'anechoic'). Unilocular means that the cyst does not have any compartments or internal divisions. Both of these findings are benign features. ...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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7.7x7.7x5.8 cm ovarian cyst that is predominantly anechoic with a single septation. What does this mean?

7.7x7.7x5.8 cm ovarian cyst that is predominantly anechoic with a single septation. What does this mean?

Simple Cyst: Although in healthy reproductive aged women, ovarian cysts usually are less than 5cm in diameter, if it is a little bigger (like yours), it is probably nothing to worry about. Every month, you form an ovarian cyst where the egg develops. After fertilization or menses, the cyst usually goes away. You should follow up in about 30-60 days for another evaluation. ...Read more

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Had transvaginial ultrasound for suspected cyst. Result says a 1.9x2cm anechoic structure is seen thought to be cyst. What does this mean exactly?

Had transvaginial ultrasound for suspected cyst. Result says a 1.9x2cm anechoic structure is seen thought to be cyst. What does this mean exactly?

Without echoes: Anechoic means without echoes. In other words, it is fluid-filled as opposed to solid. This fits sonographic criteria for a cyst. Simple cysts are typically benign. Is this ovarian? ...Read more

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I'm 19 years old with 7.7x7.7x5.8 cm ovarian cyst that is predominantly anechoic with a single septation. What does this mean?

I'm 19 years old with 7.7x7.7x5.8 cm ovarian cyst that is predominantly anechoic with a single septation. What does this mean?

Follow up needed: Anechoic is an ultrasound term which means simple and usually benign. Hypoechoic is usually more complex and could be more worrisome. Your finding based on us and age are likely benign. However, because of the size you have an increased risk of ovarian torsion. I would definitely recommend follow up with your gynecologist for a rpt us in 6wks versus laparoscopic cystectomy ...Read more

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Baby's 3m.old. She has marginated homogeneous anechoic cyst lesion adjacent to outer table of skull (2.7*2cm).W is mean Dr.? cyst removed or disappears

Baby's 3m.old. She has marginated homogeneous anechoic cyst lesion adjacent to outer table of skull (2.7*2cm).W is mean Dr.? cyst removed or disappears

Brain cyst: It appears the child may have an arachnoid cyst which is common. If she is developing normally do not worry.

http://www. Seattlechildrens. Org/medical-conditions/brain-nervous-system-mental-conditions/arachnoid-cyst/

f/u/ w/ pediatric neurosurgeon ...Read more

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Good after'n docs. Had a breast scan. Result: A simple cyst with anechoic content is seen in d LIQ of the right breast, diameter 7.5mm. Means what pls?

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Good after'n docs. Had a breast scan. Result: A simple cyst with anechoic content is seen in d LIQ of the right breast, diameter 7.5mm. Means what pls?

Usually benign: Simple cyst is a fluid filled sac usually a good sign. Anechoic means it is not echoic because it's filled with fluid and light goes through it and doesn't bounce back. (Echoic means there is probably calcification and light bounces back and that could mean trouble.) LLQ means left lower quadrant/part of your breast. You know what diameter means. (length from one edge of cyst to another) ...Read more

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Doctors: what does having a large hypoechoic mass with multiple anechoic cystic areas mean?

Doctors: what does having a large hypoechoic mass with multiple anechoic cystic areas mean?

Need more info: Where is the mass? What organ? What symptoms or problem? What led your doctor to order an ultrasound examination? ...Read more

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What is anechoic avascular cyst?

What is anechoic avascular cyst?

Cyst: These are generally benign and of no particular consequence. They should be followed every 6-12 months for a year or so and if they do not show change (enlargement) don't worry about it. ...Read more

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What is an unilocular anechoic cyst?

What is an unilocular anechoic cyst?

Cyst: Anechoic means that the fluid is homogenous...there is no internal debris, air bubbles, solid portons, etc... that would reflect the ultrasound beam (therefore no echoes or 'anechoic'). Unilocular means that the cyst does not have any compartments or internal divisions. Both of these findings are benign features. ...Read more

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I have an anechoic cyst on my left kidney.5*7 mm. It is harmful in my future?

I have an anechoic cyst on my left kidney.5*7 mm. It is harmful in my future?

Cyst: You have a cyst that is small and has no internal echoes, suggesting a simple cyst. If worried best option is a repeat Ultrasound in 8-12 moths, most of these tiny cyst are not a cause of concern. The US machine are very sensitive and they can pick up these tiny cyst. ...Read more

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Multiple minute anechoic cysts in the right ovary largest measure 5.9mm and anechoic cyst on left measures 22.3mmx13.1mmx15mm, shud I worry?

Multiple minute anechoic cysts in the right ovary largest measure 5.9mm and anechoic cyst on left measures 22.3mmx13.1mmx15mm, shud I worry?

No: Do not worry about anechoic cysts in the ovary that are less than 3 cms. They can be follicular cysts that will resolve on their own. Anechoic cysts between 3 to 5 cmd are also most likely normal. They should be followed with another ultrasound in 3 to 6 months. ...Read more

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Had TVUS to recheck 4.4 cm simple cyst. Cyst is same size now has multiple thin septations. Anechoic, no solid areas, no vascularization. Serious?

Probably not: But obviously, you should ask the doctor who ordered the study. Such things should be followed over time and often nothing is done unless there are changes. ...Read more

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Polycystic left ovary anechoic cyst 2 to 9mm in diameter what is it?

Polycystic left ovary anechoic cyst 2 to 9mm in diameter what is it?

Nothing bad: Anechoic cysts of 2-9mm are normal/benign follicles that develop in ovaries. They are immature, egg-containing, fluid filled 'bubbles' of a sort that develop in the ovaries. They are nothing dangerous, just a normal, physiologic occurrences in a patient with polycystic ovarias. ...Read more

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My son is 17 years old. He is 6' tall and weigth 185 pounds. He has a 8 mm anechoic right peripelvic renal cyst. It is too bad? Thanks

My son is 17 years old. He is 6' tall and weigth 185 pounds. He has a 8 mm anechoic right peripelvic renal cyst. It is too bad? Thanks

Should be okay: If he has no other problems such as hypertension and he's followed by his family physician, there's really no further workup other than occasional surveillance, if that. ...Read more

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I have a thin walled cyst (anechoic) in my left ovary whose size is 65mm*56mm. 4 months back the size of cyst was 61mmx57mm. Is it harmful?

Stable cyst: Based on what information you're giving it sounds like you have a stable sized ovarian cystic tumor. Probably a benign serous cystadenoma. The main issue is the size of it and the chance or twisting (torsion), which can cause severe pain and loss of the entire ovary on that side. Since its not going away you probably should consider surgery. ...Read more

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Hello doctor. I have USG which shows anechoic areas of sizes 2.19 *2.47cm, 2.67 *2.47cm and 2.90 *1.97cm in left adenexa. Is it a ovarian cyst???

Hello doctor. I have USG which shows anechoic areas of sizes 2.19 *2.47cm, 2.67 *2.47cm and 2.90 *1.97cm in left adenexa. Is it a ovarian cyst???

Yes: A common occurrence in young women. Number & size of cysts can vary with each cycle. Repeat ultrasound in 6 to 8 weeks to ensure there is no abnormal enlargement. If you have significant discomfort consult your Gyn. ...Read more

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I have 2 anechoic cysts measuring 5.7x4.9x5.3 & 2.7x2.7x2.5 CM & a dermoid cyst measuring 1.6x1.8x2.2 CM in my right ovary. What should I do?

I have 2 anechoic cysts measuring 5.7x4.9x5.3 & 2.7x2.7x2.5 CM & a dermoid cyst measuring 1.6x1.8x2.2 CM in my right ovary. What should I do?

Ask your Gynecologis: Your gynecologist should explain to you what you have and what it means. Most ovarian cysts are benign, yet Cancer of the Ovary often starts as a cystic mass. The only way to tell is to monitor them and look for any changes in the size/appearance of any solid masses in the cyst. You should be alert and be under close monitoring (examinations and Ultrasound) with help from one or more gynecologist/s ...Read more

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Right-sided hydrocele with floating hypoechoic content, probably pyocle. Several anechoic cysts in right epididymis, measures about 0, 2-0, 3 CM?

Right-sided hydrocele with floating hypoechoic content, probably pyocle. Several anechoic cysts in right epididymis, measures about 0, 2-0, 3 CM?

Urologist: So far what you've said does not indicate any kind of serious problem. Hydroceles and epididymal cysts are exceedingly common. If you're having pain or fever chills or an elevated white blood cell count "pyocele" might be a possibility. You should be examined by a urologist to sort this out ...Read more

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There is an anechoic cyst in the right ovary measures 10.4mm x10.2mm x10.6mm. No free fluid in the posterior cul-de-sac...Impression simple cyst right?

Most likely: Normal cysts form with each cycle - they are called follicular cysts.
Somtimes cyst persist and have fluid inside the cavity.
These are referred to as simple cysts.
They should resolve with time. ...Read more

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12cm centrally located anechoic thin walled cyst extending into adnexal regions. Also have PCOS. Please give more information as to what it might be.

Large ovarian cyst: This is a typical description of a large simple ovarian cyst. It is not the typical description of a cancer. Your OB/GYN should review the US with you and talk about treatment options. Since this cyst is so large, your gynecologsit may consider doing surgery to relieve the pressure being caused by the cyst. ...Read more

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Ultrasound showed in the right ovary a cyst 37x40 mm showing clear anechoic fluid content, could this be cancerous and should I do more investigations?

Ultrasound showed in the right ovary a cyst 37x40 mm showing clear anechoic fluid content, could this be cancerous and should I do more investigations?

No follow up needed: Based on your description it is a simple cyst. Simple cyst in women of reproductive age measuring more than >3 cm and less than ≤5 cm in size are usually described in the ultrasound report with a statement that they are almost certainly benign;
they do not need follow-up. ...Read more

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I have got an ovarian cyst in right side of 45×28 mm. .. it is anechoic and hypoechoic with no colour fill in. Is it dangerous? ? How to get rid of it

I have got an ovarian cyst in right side of 45×28 mm. .. it is anechoic and hypoechoic with no colour fill in. Is it dangerous? ? How to get rid of it

It's probably benign: The sonographic findings you describe are very suggestive of a benign ovarian cyst which is very likely to shrink on its own and resolve spontaneously over 2 to 3 months. If it does not, if it enlarges or if it is causing you pain and concerns, you may want to consult a skilled laparoscopic Gyn surgeon to discuss your options. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, report is is mild free fluid is seen pelvis and right ovary reveal an anechoic clear cyst measuring 4.8*3.3*2.4 CM?

Likely normal: This is fairly common to find. It could be burst cyst and fluid from that. Clear cyst is usually benign finding. Have gynecologist follow it up and report any symptoms of fullness, bloating, pain to MD. ...Read more