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Index Cyst

A cyst is a closed sac, having a distinct membrane and division compared with the nearby tissue. [1]

93 relations: Abscess, Acne, Anatomical terms of location, Aneurysmal bone cyst, Arachnoid cyst, Baker's cyst, Bartholin's cyst, Biological membrane, Brainstem, Breast cyst, Bronchogenic cyst, Buccal bifurcation cyst, Calcifying odontogenic cyst, Cell division, Ceruminous gland, Cestoda, Chalazion, Choroid plexus cyst, Colloid cyst, Curettage, Cyst, Cystic duct, Cystic fibrosis, Cysticercosis, Dentigerous cyst, Dermoid cyst, Dysplasia, Echinococcosis, Endometrioma, Enucleation (surgery), Epidermoid cyst, Epididymal cyst, Epithelium, Fibrocystic breast changes, Gallbladder, Ganglion cyst, Gartner's duct cyst, General surgery, Genetic disorder, Glandular odontogenic cyst, H&E stain, Hydrocele, ICAO airport code, Infection, Keratocystic odontogenic tumour, Lesion, List of cutaneous conditions, Mandible, Metaplasia, Micrograph, ..., Microscopic scale, Myxoid cyst, Nabothian cyst, Neoplasm, Nevoid basal-cell carcinoma syndrome, Odontogenic cyst, Oral mucocele, Ovarian cyst, Pancreatic cyst, Paradental cyst, Paraovarian cyst, Pathology, Periapical cyst, Pilonidal disease, Pineal gland, Pineal gland cyst, Polycystic liver disease, Polycystic ovary syndrome, Pseudocyst, Pulp (tooth), Pus, Renal cyst, Sebaceous cyst, Segmental resection, Skene's gland, Skull, Spermatocele, Spinal cord, Stafne defect, Symptom, Syrinx (medicine), Tarlov cyst, Testicle, Thyroglossal cyst, Tissue (biology), Tooth, Trichilemmal cyst, Urinary bladder, Urinary meatus, Vaginal cysts, Vocal-fold cyst, World Health Organization, X-ray. Expand index (43 more) »


An abscess is a collection of pus that has built up within the tissue of the body.

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Acne, also known as acne vulgaris, is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin.

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Anatomical terms of location

Standard anatomical terms of location deal unambiguously with the anatomy of animals, including humans.

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Aneurysmal bone cyst

Aneurysmal bone cyst, abbreviated ABC, is an osteolytic bone neoplasm characterized by several sponge-like blood or serum filled, generally non-endothelialized spaces of various diameters.

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Arachnoid cyst

Arachnoid cysts are cerebrospinal fluid covered by arachnoidal cells and collagenAriai S, Koerbel A, Bornemann A, Morgala M, Tatagiba M. "Cerebellopontine angle arachnoid cyst harbouring ectopic neuroglia", Pediatr Neurosurg. 2005 Jul-Aug;41(4):220-3.

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Baker's cyst

A Baker's cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is a type of non-serious fluid collection behind the knee.

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Bartholin's cyst

A Bartholin's cyst occurs when a Bartholin's gland is blocked and the gland becomes inflamed.

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Biological membrane

A biological membrane or biomembrane is an enclosing or separating membrane that acts as a selectively permeable barrier within living things.

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The brainstem (or brain stem) is the posterior part of the brain, adjoining and structurally continuous with the spinal cord.

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Breast cyst

A breast cyst is a fluid-filled sac within the breast.

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Bronchogenic cyst

Bronchogenic cysts are small, solitary cysts or sinuses, most typically located in the region of the suprasternal notch or behind the manubrium.

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Buccal bifurcation cyst

Buccal bifurcation cyst is an inflammatory odontogenic cyst, of the paradental cysts family, that typically appears in the buccal bifurcation region of the mandibular first molars in the second half of the first decade of life.

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Calcifying odontogenic cyst

The calcifying odotogenic cyst or the Gorlin cyst, now known in the WHO Classification of Tumours as the calcifying cystic odontogenic tumor, is a benign odontogenic tumor of cystic type most likely to affect the anterior areas of the jaws.

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Cell division

Cell division is the process by which a parent cell divides into two or more daughter cells.

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Ceruminous gland

Ceruminous glands are specialized sudoriferous glands (sweat glands) located subcutaneously in the external auditory canal, in the outer 1/3.

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Cestoda is a class of parasitic worms in the flatworm (Platyhelminthes) phylum, commonly known as tapeworms.

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Chalazion is a cyst in the eyelid due to a blocked oil gland.

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Choroid plexus cyst

Choroid plexus cysts (CPCs) are cysts that occur within choroid plexus of the brain.

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Colloid cyst

A colloid cyst is a tumor containing gelatinous material in the brain.

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Curettage, in medical procedures, is the use of a curette (French, meaning scoop) to remove tissue by scraping or scooping.

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A cyst is a closed sac, having a distinct membrane and division compared with the nearby tissue.

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Cystic duct

The cystic duct is the short duct that joins the gallbladder to the common bile duct.

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Cystic fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that affects mostly the lungs, but also the pancreas, liver, kidneys, and intestine.

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Cysticercosis is a tissue infection caused by the young form of the pork tapeworm.

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Dentigerous cyst

A dentigerous cyst or follicular cyst is an odontogenic cyst – thought to be of developmental origin – associated with the crown of an unerupted (or partially erupted) tooth.

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Dermoid cyst

A dermoid cyst is a teratoma of a cystic nature that contains an array of developmentally mature, solid tissues.

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Dysplasia (from Ancient Greek δυσ- dys-, "bad" or "difficult" and πλάσις plasis, "formation") is a term used in pathology to refer to an abnormality of development or an epithelial anomaly of growth and differentiation (epithelial dysplasia).

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Echinococcosis is a parasitic disease of tapeworms of the Echinococcus type.

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Endometrioma is the presence of endometrial tissue in and sometimes on the ovary.

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Enucleation (surgery)

As a general surgical technique, enucleation refers to the surgical removal of a mass without cutting into or dissecting it.

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Epidermoid cyst

An epidermoid cyst or epidermal inclusion cyst is a benign cyst usually found on the skin.

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Epididymal cyst

An epididymal cyst is a cyst of the epididymis containing serous liquid.

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Epithelium is one of the four basic types of animal tissue, along with connective tissue, muscle tissue and nervous tissue.

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Fibrocystic breast changes

Fibrocystic breasts or fibrocystic breast disease or fibrocystic breast condition commonly referred to as "FBC" is a condition of breast tissue affecting an estimated 30-60% of women and at least 50% of women of childbearing age.

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In vertebrates, the gallbladder is a small hollow organ where bile is stored and concentrated before it is released into the small intestine.

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Ganglion cyst

A ganglion cyst is a fluid filled lump associated with a joint or tendon sheath.

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Gartner's duct cyst

A Gartner's duct cyst (sometimes incorrectly referred to as vaginal inclusion cyst) is a benign vaginal cyst that originates from the Gartner's duct, which is a vestigial remnant of the mesonephric duct (wolffian duct) in females.

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General surgery

General surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on abdominal contents including esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder, appendix and bile ducts, and often the thyroid gland (depending on local referral patterns).

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Genetic disorder

A genetic disorder is a genetic problem caused by one or more abnormalities in the genome.

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Glandular odontogenic cyst

The glandular odontogenic cyst is a rare odontogenic cyst.

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H&E stain

Hematoxylin and eosin stain or haematoxylin and eosin stain (H&E stain or HE stain) is one of the principal stains in histology.

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A hydrocele is an accumulation of serous fluid in a body cavity.

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ICAO airport code

The ICAO airport code or location indicator is a four-letter code designating aerodromes around the world.

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Infection is the invasion of an organism's body tissues by disease-causing agents, their multiplication, and the reaction of host tissues to the infectious agents and the toxins they produce.

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Keratocystic odontogenic tumour

An odontogenic keratocyst is a rare and benign but locally aggressive developmental cyst.

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A lesion is any abnormal damage or change in the tissue of an organism, usually caused by disease or trauma.

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List of cutaneous conditions

Many conditions affect the human integumentary system—the organ system covering the entire surface of the body and composed of skin, hair, nails, and related muscle and glands.

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The mandible, lower jaw or jawbone is the largest, strongest and lowest bone in the human face.

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Metaplasia ("change in form") is the reversible transformation of one differentiated cell type to another differentiated cell type.

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A micrograph or photomicrograph is a photograph or digital image taken through a microscope or similar device to show a magnified image of an item.

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Microscopic scale

The microscopic scale (from, mikrós, "small" and σκοπέω, skopéō "look") is the scale of objects and events smaller than those that can easily be seen by the naked eye, requiring a lens or microscope to see them clearly.

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Myxoid cyst

A Myxoid cyst (also known as a "Digital mucous cyst," and "Mucous cyst") is a cutaneous condition often characterized by nail plate depression and grooves.

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Nabothian cyst

A nabothian cyst (or nabothian follicle) is a mucus-filled cyst on the surface of the cervix.

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Neoplasia is a type of abnormal and excessive growth of tissue.

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Nevoid basal-cell carcinoma syndrome

Nevoid basal-cell carcinoma syndrome (NBCCS), also known as basal-cell nevus syndrome, multiple basal-cell carcinoma syndrome, Gorlin syndrome, and Gorlin–Goltz syndrome, is an inherited medical condition involving defects within multiple body systems such as the skin, nervous system, eyes, endocrine system, and bones.

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Odontogenic cyst

Odontogenic cyst are a group of jaw cysts that are formed from tissues involved in odontogenesis (tooth development).

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Oral mucocele

Oral mucocele is a clinical term for two related phenomena: mucus extravasation phenomenon and mucus retention cyst.

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Ovarian cyst

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac within the ovary.

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Pancreatic cyst

A pancreatic cyst is a fluid filled sac within the pancreas.

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Paradental cyst

Paradental cysts constitute a family of inflammatory odontogenic cyst, that typically appear in relation to crown or root of partially erupted molar tooth.

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Paraovarian cyst

Paratubal cysts (PTCs) (also known as paraovarian cysts or hydatid of Morgagni) are epithelium-lined fluid-filled cysts in the adnexa adjacent to the fallopian tube and ovary.

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Pathology (from the Ancient Greek roots of pathos (πάθος), meaning "experience" or "suffering" and -logia (-λογία), "study of") is a significant field in modern medical diagnosis and medical research, concerned mainly with the causal study of disease, whether caused by pathogens or non-infectious physiological disorder.

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Periapical cyst

The periapical cyst (also termed radicular cyst or inflammatory cyst) is the most common odontogenic cyst.

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Pilonidal disease

Pilonidal disease is a type of skin infection which typically occurs between the cheeks of the buttocks and often at the upper end.

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Pineal gland

The pineal gland, also known as the conarium, kônarion or epiphysis cerebri, is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain.

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Pineal gland cyst

A pineal gland cyst is a usually benign (non-malignant) cyst in the pineal gland, a small endocrine gland in the brain.

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Polycystic liver disease

Polycystic liver disease (PLD) usually describes the presence of multiple cysts scattered throughout normal liver tissue.

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Polycystic ovary syndrome

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a set of symptoms due to elevated androgens (male hormones) in females.

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Pseudocysts are like cysts, but lack epithelial or endothelial cells.

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Pulp (tooth)

The pulp, or endodontium, is the part in the center of a tooth made up of living connective tissue and cells called odontoblasts.

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Pus is an exudate, typically white-yellow, yellow, or yellow-brown, formed at the site of inflammation during bacterial or fungal infection.

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Renal cyst

A renal cyst or kidney cyst, is a fluid collection in or on the kidney.

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Sebaceous cyst

A sebaceous cyst is a term commonly used to refer to either.

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Segmental resection

Segmental resection (or segmentectomy) is a surgical procedure to remove part of an organ or gland, as a sub-type of a resection, which might involve removing the whole body part.

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Skene's gland

In female human anatomy, Skene's glands or the Skene glands (also known as the lesser vestibular glands, periurethral glands, paraurethral glands, or homologous female prostate) are glands located on the anterior wall of the vagina, around the lower end of the urethra.

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The skull is a bony structure that forms the head in vertebrates.

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Spermatocele is a retention cyst of a tubule of the rete testis or the head of the epididymis distended with barely watery fluid that contains spermatozoa.

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Spinal cord

The spinal cord is a long, thin, tubular bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the medulla oblongata in the brainstem to the lumbar region of the vertebral column.

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Stafne defect

The Stafne defect (also termed Stafne's idiopathic bone cavity, Stafne bone cavity, Stafne bone cyst (misnomer), lingual mandibular salivary gland depression, lingual mandibular cortical defect, latent bone cyst, or static bone cyst) is a depression of the mandible on the lingual surface (the side nearest the tongue).

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A symptom (from Greek σύμπτωμα, "accident, misfortune, that which befalls", from συμπίπτω, "I befall", from συν- "together, with" and πίπτω, "I fall") is a departure from normal function or feeling which is noticed by a patient, reflecting the presence of an unusual state, or of a disease.

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Syrinx (medicine)

A syrinx is a rare, fluid-filled neuroglial cavity within the spinal cord (syringomyelia), in the brain stem (syringobulbia), or in the nerves of the elbow, usually in a young age.

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Tarlov cyst

Tarlov cysts, also known as perineural cysts, are type II innervated meningeal cysts, cerebrospinal-fluid-filled (CSF) sacs most frequently located in the spinal canal of the S1-to-S5 region of the spinal cord (much less often in the cervical, thoracic or lumbar spine), and can be distinguished from other meningeal cysts by their nerve-fiber-filled walls.

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The testicle or testis is the male reproductive gland in all animals, including humans.

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Thyroglossal cyst

A thyroglossal cyst is a fibrous cyst that forms from a persistent thyroglossal duct.

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Tissue (biology)

In biology, tissue is a cellular organizational level between cells and a complete organ.

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A tooth (plural teeth) is a hard, calcified structure found in the jaws (or mouths) of many vertebrates and used to break down food.

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Trichilemmal cyst

A trichilemmal cyst, also known as a wen, pilar cyst or isthmus-catagen cyst, is a common cyst that forms from a hair follicle.

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Urinary bladder

The urinary bladder is a hollow muscular organ in humans and some other animals that collects and stores urine from the kidneys before disposal by urination.

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Urinary meatus

The urinary meatus, also known as the external urethral orifice, is the opening or meatus of the urethra.

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Vaginal cysts

Vaginal cysts are uncommon benign cysts that develop in the vaginal wall.

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Vocal-fold cyst

Vocal fold cysts are benign masses of the membranous vocal folds. These cysts are enclosed, sac-like structures that are typically of a yellow or white colour. They usually form unilaterally on the midpoint of the medial edge of the vocal folds. However, they can form on the cephalic, or upper/superior, surface of the vocal folds as well. There are two types of vocal fold cysts that differ in terms of location.

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World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO; French: Organisation mondiale de la santé) is a specialized agency of the United Nations that is concerned with international public health.

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X-rays make up X-radiation, a form of electromagnetic radiation.

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