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  Ovarian Cyst -- familydoctor.org
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac in or on the ovary.
Many ovarian cysts are noncancerous cysts that occur as a result of ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary).
If the cyst is small (about the size of a plum or smaller) and if it looks benign on the sonogram, your doctor may decide to do a laparoscopy.
familydoctor.org /online/famdocen/home/women/reproductive/gynecologic/279.html   (906 words)

 What is a Cyst?
A cyst is generally formed on the surface of an organ or in the empty spaces between muscle and skin tissues.
The condition known as cystic fibrosis is aggravated by numerous cysts forming and subsequently bursting in the lung cavity.
I have had a couple cysts that were a little smaller than a pea and I was able to reduce them to nothing over the course of a month or so by rubbing them to break up the material inside.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-a-cyst.htm   (1085 words)

  Bakers Cyst(Popliteal Cyst)
In the hollow bit at the back of the knee is a bursa (a small sack of fluid used to help lubricate the joint).
In older athletes arthritis might be suspected as a possible cause.
Be aware that lumps in the back of the knee are most likely a Popliteal Cyst but might possibly be a tumor or an aneurysm (swelling in an artery).
www.sportsinjuryclinic.net /cybertherapist/back/backknee/bakerscyst.htm   (324 words)

  Baker’s cyst
This cyst may formed by the connection of a normal bursa (a normal lubricating fluid sac) with the knee joint (more common in children) or by the herniation of the knee joint capsule out into the back of the knee (more common in adults).
The latter type of Baker’s cyst is commonly associated with a tear in the meniscal cartilage of the knee.
Nearly one half of Baker’s cysts are found in children, where it appears as a painless swelling behind the knee that is more obvious with the knee fully extended.
www.rwjobgyn.com /Atoz/Encyclopedia/article/001222.asp   (560 words)

 Cyst - WrongDiagnosis.com
A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and developing abnormally in a cavity or structure of the body.
Cysts may occur as a result of a developmental error in the embryo during pregnancy or they may be caused by infections.
Cysts may also be a sack that encloses an organism during a dormant period, such as in the case of certain parasites.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /c/cyst/intro.htm   (786 words)

 Ovarian Cysts
A follicular cyst in a woman of childbearing age is usually observed for a few menstrual cycles because the cysts are common, and ovarian cancer is rare in this age group.
In summary, the ideal treatment of ovarian cysts depends on the woman's age, the size (and change of size) of the cyst, and the cyst's appearance on ultrasound.
Once the cyst is removed, the growth is sent to a pathologist who examines the tissue under a microscope to make the final diagnosis as to the type of cyst present.
www.webmd.com /content/article/104/107478.htm   (919 words)

 Dermoid Cyst
A dermoid cyst is a pocket or cavity under the skin that contains tissues normally present in the outer layers of the skin.
Dermoid cysts are usually found on the head or neck, and sometimes on the face.
A dermoid cyst is a congenital defect (present from birth) that occurs during embryonic development when the skin layers do not properly grow together.
www.healthsystem.virginia.edu /uvahealth/peds_ent/dermcyst.cfm   (394 words)

 Lymphoepithelial cyst
Oral lymphoepithelial cyst presents as a movable, painless submucosal nodule with a yellow or yellow-white discoloration (Figures 1 and 2).
The lymphoepithelial cyst is lined by atrophic and often degenerated stratified squamous epithelium, usually lacking in rete processes and usually demonstrating a minimal granular cell layer (Figures 3 and 4).
Benign lymphoepithelial lesion and lymphoepithelial cyst of the parotid gland in HIV infection.
www.maxillofacialcenter.com /BondBook/softtissue/lymphoepithcyst.html   (667 words)

 Arachnoid Cysts Information Page: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
Arachnoid cysts are cerebrospinal fluid-filled sacs that are located between the brain or spinal cord and the arachnoid membrane, one of the three membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord.
Primary arachnoid cysts are present at birth and are the result of developmental abnormalities in the brain and spinal cord that arise during the early weeks of gestation.
Secondary arachnoid cysts are not as common as primary cysts and develop as a result of head injury, meningitis, or tumors, or as a complication of brain surgery.
www.ninds.nih.gov /disorders/arachnoid_cysts/arachnoid_cysts.htm   (574 words)

 Baker Cyst Causes, Diagnosis, Symptoms, and Treatment on MedicineNet.com
A Baker cyst, also called a popliteal cyst, is swelling caused by knee joint fluid protruding to the back of the knee (popliteal area of the knee).
A Baker cyst may cause no symptoms or be associated with knee pain and/or tightness behind the knee, especially when the knee is extended or fully flexed.
Baker cysts are usually visible as a bulge behind the knee which is particularly noticeable on standing and comparing to the opposite uninvolved knee.
www.medicinenet.com /baker_cyst/article.htm   (515 words)

 Ganglion Cyst - FootPhysicians.com
A ganglion cyst is a mass of tissue that is filled with a jelly-like fluid.
For example, a ganglion cyst might develop after something drops on the foot, if the foot was twisted while walking, or after too much stress was placed on a joint or tendon.
If the cyst causes no pain and does not interfere with walking, the surgeon may decide it is best to carefully watch the cyst over a period of time.
www.footphysicians.com /footankleinfo/ganglion-cyst.htm   (525 words)

 Women's Health Advisor 2005.4: Ovarian Cysts
Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in or on an ovary.
These cysts are similar to skin tissue on the outside and are filled with fatty material and sometimes bits of bone, hair, nerve tissue, and cartilage.
A cyst that is not cancerous may be removed and both ovaries left intact in a surgical procedure called a cystectomy.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/wha/wha_ocysts_crs.htm   (889 words)

 Sports Medicine Advisor 2006.2: Baker's Cyst
A Baker's cyst is an abnormal swelling of a bursa (a fluid-filled sac) behind the knee.
The initial discomfort of a Baker's cyst may be treated by wearing an elastic bandage.
Your provider may prescribe anti-inflammatory medicine, the cyst may be drained, or an operation may be performed to remove the cyst.
www.fairview.org /healthlibrary/content/sma_bakcyst_sma.htm   (258 words)

 Cyst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A cyst may also be a sack that encloses an organism during a dormant period, such as in the case of certain parasites.
This type of cyst may, for instance, protect a parasite from the churning acid of the stomach so it may pass through to the intestines unharmed where it can then break out.
A syrinx in the spinal cord or brainstem is sometimes inaccurately referred to as a cyst.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cyst   (464 words)

 Pain from a synovial cyst in the lumbar spine
A synovial cyst is a relatively uncommon cause of spinal stenosis in the lumbar spine (lower back).
A synovial cyst is a fluid-filled sac that develops as a result of degeneration in the spine.
Because a synovial cyst develops from degeneration it is not often seen in patients younger than 45 and is most common in patients older than 65 years old.
www.spine-health.com /topics/cd/cyst/cyst01.html   (504 words)

 Bartholin cyst
Experts believe that the cause of a Bartholin cyst is a backup of fluid when the opening of the gland (duct) becomes obstructed, perhaps by the growth of a flap of skin.
Treatment of a Bartholin cyst depends on the size of the cyst, the amount of discomfort it causes and whether it's infected, resulting in an abscess.
If the cyst is infected, or if testing reveals a sexually transmitted disease, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to ensure that the bacteria causing the infection are destroyed.
www.cnn.com /HEALTH/library/DS/00667.html   (1106 words)

 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Sebaceous cyst
A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material.
These cysts are usually found on the face, neck, and trunk.
Although cysts are not dangerous, your doctor should examine you for signs of skin cancer.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/000842.htm   (426 words)

 Ovarian Cysts
This kind of ovarian cyst is most common in women who are between the ages of twenty and forty.
The symptoms of follicular cysts are different from symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Depending on what he or she finds, the cyst might be aspirated on the spot, at which point it will simply collapse and you'll be cured.
www.webmd.com /content/article/3/1680_50981.htm   (874 words)

 Bartholin's gland cyst   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Bartholin's gland cyst is a swollen fluid-filled lump that develops from a blockage of one of the Bartholin's glands, which are small glands located on each side of the opening to the vagina.
Bartholin's gland cysts and abscesses are commonly found in women of reproductive age, developing in approximately 2% of all women.
If the cyst is caused by cancer, the gland must be excised, and the woman should be under the care of a gynecologist familiar with the treatment of this type of cancer.
www.healthatoz.com /healthatoz/Atoz/ency/bartholins_gland_cyst.jsp   (1011 words)

 Sebaceous Cyst -- eCureMe.com
These are skin cysts that form from blocked oil glands in the skin.
The removal of the cyst is usually performed by a physician.
In the case of infected cysts, antibiotics may be prescribed.
www.ecureme.com /emyhealth/data/Sebaceous_Cyst.asp   (198 words)

 Ganglion Cyst
A ganglion cyst is a tumor or swelling on top of a joint or the covering of a tendon (tissue that connects muscle to bone).
This type of cyst is not harmful and accounts for about half of all soft tissue tumors of the hand.
Ganglion cysts, also known as Bible cysts, are more common in women, and 70% occur in people between the ages of 20-40.
www.emedicinehealth.com /ganglion_cyst/article_em.htm   (328 words)

 Bone Cyst (Aneurysmal) - My Child Has - Children's Hospital Boston
In some cases, in preparation to treat the cyst, a radiologist may perform a procedure that essentially blocks the blood flow in the abnormal vessels that are involved with the cyst.
Curettage is an operation during which the cyst is scraped out of the bone with a special instrument called a curette that has a scoop, loop or ring at its tip.
It may require two or three operations to eventually cure the cyst, but ultimately, this is a benign tumor and it does not spread, so a cure is obtained in almost all cases eventually.
www.childrenshospital.org /az/Site643/mainpageS643P0.html   (1269 words)

 Ganglion cyst - WrongDiagnosis.com
A ganglion cyst (also known as bible bump) is a swelling that often appears on or around joints and tendons in the hand (or sometimes feet).
Detailed information about the causes of Ganglion cyst including medication causes and drug interaction causes can be found in our causes pages.
With a diagnosis of Ganglion cyst, it is also important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Ganglion cyst.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /g/ganglion_cyst/intro.htm   (645 words)

 Mayo Clinic: Ganglion Cysts - Information and Treatment Options
A ganglion cyst is a sometimes painful lump that develops on the top or underside of the wrist or at the base of a finger.
If the cyst is large or painful, fluid may be drained from it with a fine needle after first numbing the skin.
During surgery, the cyst, along with a small amount of surrounding tissue, is removed.
www.mayoclinic.org /ganglioncysts/index.html   (305 words)

 Cause of Ovarian Cyst
A functional ovarian cyst is formed when the follicle does NOT release its egg, and the follicle continues to grow forming a cyst.
An ovarian cyst can also be formed even if the follicle releases the egg, the hole where the egg is released closes up, the corpus luteum is NOT formed, and the cyst continues to grow.
Although this cyst usually disappears on its own in a few weeks, it can grow to almost 4 inches in diameter and has the potential to bleed into itself or twist the ovary, causing pelvic or abdominal pain.
www.cyst101.com /cause.htm   (2961 words)

 Cyst definition - Medical Dictionary definitions of popular medical terms easily defined on MedTerms
Cyst: A cyst is an abnormal, closed sac-like structure within a tissue that contains a liquid, gaseous, or semisolid substance.
The outer, or capsular, portion of a cyst is termed the cyst wall.
Cysts - Read about cyst types (kidney, liver, breast, ovarian, ganglion, chalazion, sebaceous), causes, symptoms and signs and treatment (removal, surgery).
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2888   (187 words)

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