Cyst

A cyst is a closed sac, having a distinct membrane and division compared to the nearby tissue. It may contain air, fluids, or semi-solid material. A collection of pus is called an abscess, not a cyst. Once formed, a cyst could go away on its own or may have to be removed through surgery.

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Synovial Cyst
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Cyst - Related Structures
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Trichilemmal Cyst
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Central Nervous System Cyst
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Steatocystoma Multiplex - Treatment
... The cysts can be moved via excision, though conventional cyst excision techniques have proven impractical, and a specialized regimen is required ... Cysts can be widespread and difficult to treat ... this method by insertion and gentle extirpation of cystic contents without removing the cyst wall has been shown to be successful, with no scarring and a low rate of recurrence ...