A cyst is a closed sac having a distinct membrane and division on 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, the cyst could go away by itself or will have to be removed using surgery.
A syrinx in the spinal cord or brainstem is sometimes inaccurately referred to as a cyst.
Radiologists wanted. Apply here. Please! The radiologist shortage continues, and it is not going to get better in the foreseeable future. Professor Vijay Rao, MD, FACR, of Jefferson Medical College and other industry experts discuss the causes of the shortage and what can be done to fill in the gaps and, with time, fill those empty slots.(Cover story)
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