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What Is A Colloid Cyst In The Thyroid
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
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
I had a MRI done on my cervical spine, and it says that I have a presumed colloid cyst in the right thyroid lobe measuring 10 mm. Can you please help.
Mri findings: Mri imaging frequently will pick up findings incidentally and unrelated to why the test was ordered. Taking a conservative approach, it would be a good idea to speak to your primary doc first to see if this needs to be imaged further. A ultrasound is helpful. Also, tsh, t3/t4 blood work can be done to make sure the blood levels are normal. If needed, an evaluation by an ENT doc would be next step. ...Read more
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
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
I'm a 29 y/o female. I have 6+ complex cysts on my thyroid - the largest is 1.1cm with a hypoechoic mass. All others are colloid. Should I be worried?
Need to follow it: The likelihood of cancer is still quite low. A lot depends on the characteristics of the cysts/nodules. If there are worrisome characteristics, surgery is indicated. It is important that the cysts/nodules be followed by someone who knows what to look for. Often an endocrinologist with ultrasound experience is better at this than a radiologist. ...Read more
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
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
I have had 3 mri's this past year due a colloid cyst. I had my 3 month post op mri, it showed borderline Chiari l malf. Why didn't it show before?
Depends on reader: It probably did but since you're saying that it was called "borderline" by one radiologist that means that it is so close either being called Chiari or NOT BEING called Chiari that who ever the last person was who read it may have chose not make ANY call compared to the current reader who chose to read it using MAXIMUM WAFFLING CAPACITY! Do you have a copy to show? Www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more
Head pains when I lie down for 8 years. What could it be? Scared of colloid cyst or brain tumour. Neuro exam is good.
Headaches: To reassure you, 8 years is a long time to live with a brain tumor. Headaches can come from your nasal congestion, and they worsen when you lay down, you need to get your allergies under control, see an allergist to help you. ...Read more
How we know the type of cyst in brain? There are no symptom bt MRI report says possibility of colloid cyst to be considered. Doc said nothing to worry
Colloid cyst: Colloid cysts arise from the roof of the third ventricle in the brain. Many are found incidentally and are not symptomatic but some can cause unpredictable obstruction of the spinal fluid pathways. It is important to see a neurosurgeon who specializes in endoscopic brain surgery or microneurosurgery to discuss the options. ...Read more
I have an Acquired Brain Injury caused by a colloid cyst in third ventricle, how do I source help or rehab for brain injury.
See neurologist: The best way to find help for any brain injury is to first see a neurologist. They can recommend the best rehabilitation treatment facilities in your area. Good luck to you. ...Read more
I have a 3 mm colloid cyst. Lately MRIs are showing "marked pontine and minimal bilateral cerebral white matter" "T2 prolongation" Can this be MS?
Dx tiny colloid cyst 3rd ventricle. While driving with my son I had sudden onset 5 second burst of severe pain with greying of vision. Followed by hot flush sensation top of head. CT scan normal. Didn't mention CC. Does this fit any headache syndrome?
Known thyroid nodule, colloid area recurrent cysts, now pressure/pulling on neck especially lifting arm?
Surgery: Now that your thyroid is causing you symptoms, I would advise you to consult with a surgeon about having your thyroid gland removed. ...Read more
Just needed help interpreting my recent neck and thyroid ultrasound. "Slightly heterogeneous thyroid gland containing multiple tiny colloid cysts." Clinical significance, if any? Should I follow up?
Leave it alone: Smallo cysts in the thyroid are benign and should best be left alone. I personally would not bother with follow-up. ...Read more
Thyroid antibodies blood- 10 000 Thyroid ultrasound- right and left lobe gland slightly coarse in echo texture. Few tiny colloid cysts bilateral. Right lobe 18x14x40mm. Left lobe 16x15x53mm.
Tsh levels. 29 range 0.4 - 5.0 free t3 (liothyronine) is 2.6 range 2.5 - 3.9 free t4 is 0.9 range is 0.6 - 1.5 ultrasound of thyroid revealed two colloid cysts. Help?
Borderline abnormal: The free T3 (liothyronine) and free T4 levels are normal. The TSH is borderline low. Typically the TSH is the most sensitive indicator of your thyroid level, and when low suggests that your thyroid level may be high (overactive). Currently you do not have enough of an abnormality to treat. The colloid cysts are usually of no significance. You should simply repeat the thyroid levels in 1 month. ...Read more
The right lobe measures 4.8 x 1.4 x 1.7 cm with heterogenous echotexture and a 3mm cystic lesion with tiny calcification suggestive of colloid cysts.
Liver Ultrasound: This should be discussed with the physician who ordered the test. ...Read more
I have a colloid cyst brain, with no symptoms and is not growing, is it safe to have sinus surgery?
Yes: Absolutely safe to have sinus surgery with a colloid cyst in the brain. ...Read more
My condition is bilateral v p shunt because colloid cyst in 3rd ventricle from 2004 now iam suferring from tinnitus, headache, blurred vision, eye pain?
See ur neurosurgeon: Sometimes, vp shunt can be blocked, or plugged, and your neurosurgeon, who put it in needs to be aware of your symptoms. So please do not delay, and call their office, so that they can instruct you when to come in to be seen. This is best handled by the person who put the shunt in. ...Read more
Cm or mm: It depends on if they are causing swallowing or compressive symptoms already. A pure cyst is not cancerous so it's now depends on if they are causing symptoms. Mm cysts should not cause any problems whereas a 5 cm cyst is quite large and could be problematic. ...Read more