A cyst defines a pocket fixed onto or in a body
tissue or organ, of varying size and structure, it is not connected with the outside. It can contain a gas, a liquid or semi-liquid substance, or rarely a solid. Most cysts are benign
, and they can grow in almost all organs, including the liver
, mammary gland, ovary
, or bone. Some cysts may be malignant
and associated with cancer
. A biopsy
is sometimes performed and studying it helps to understand the nature of the cyst. If the cyst is pathogenic, it can be removed by surgery.
Published by Jeff
Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 04:48 AM by Jeff.