Cyst Topic Guide
Cyst (Cysts): Cyst (cysts) are abnormal sac-like structures that can occur anywhere in the body. Examples of cysts include: ovarian cysts, sebaceous cyst, ganglion cyst, pilonidal cyst, Baker's cyst, dermoid cyst, arachnoid cyst, Bartholin's cyst, breast cyst, liver cyst, kidney cyst, vaginal cysts, skin cyst, ruptured epidermal cyst, synovial cyst, pineal cyst, thyroid cysts, epidermal cyst, Nabothian cysts, bone cysts, bladder cyst, and pancreatic cysts. Treatment of a cyst depends upon the cause.
Ganglion Cyst A ganglion cyst is a swelling or tumor on a joint or tendon sheath. Ganglionic cysts form on the elbow, knee, foot, shoulder, wrist, toe or finger. Symptoms and signs include a mass that changes in size, is somewhat painful, and the pain is made worse by joint motion. Though many ganglion cysts disappear on their own, cysts may be treated by aspirating the cyst's contents or surgical removal.