February 15, 2016
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A cyst is very similar to a blister. It is a closed capsule or sac-like structure that is typically filled with liquid, semisolid or gaseous material. They can occur on any part of the body. They can be microscopic to very large in size. Some cysts have been known to be so large that they displace internal organs. There are many different causes for cysts including: tumors, genetic conditions, infections, a defect in the cells, blockages of ducts in the body, a parasite, impact injury that breaks a vessel and more.

Cysts can be either benign or malignant. This means they have the potential to harmful. Most cysts are benign and are therefore harmless. However, some cysts may be tumors and are formed inside tumors and are potentially malignant. There are several different treatments for cysts depending on how large it is and where it is located. If it is a significant cyst, it may need to be removed surgically. Cysts may also be drained to relieve pressure. If the cysts become inflamed, it may be injected with a cortisone medication.

If you have a cysts that is of concern to you, come in to have it evaluated. A biopsy may be performed. It is always best to have a cyst evaluated. Call our office today at 574-522-0265