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Glossary for Cyst

  • Abscess: General name for any pus-filled lump or swelling
  • Acne: Pimples and blackheads on the face and skin.
  • Breast Cancer: Cancer of the breast.
  • Breast fibroadenoma: Benign tumour of the breast characterized by glandular and stromal elements.
  • Cancer: Abnormal overgrowth of body cells.
  • Cyst: Lump produced by over-secreting gland
  • Cysticercosis: An infectious disease caused by the pork tapeworm Taenia solium. If the larvae are ingested then a mild or asymptomatic tapeworm infection occurs. However, ingested eggs pass into the bloodstream where they can then enter various tissues and form the cysts that characterize cysticercosis.
  • Cysts: Lump produced by over-secreting gland
  • Dermoid cyst: Benign cystic tumor often containing skin, hair, and other tissue
  • Fibrocystic breast disease: A condition characterized by the formation of fibrocystic lesion in the breasts
  • Fibrocystic breasts: The development of benign fluid-filled cysts in the breasts as well as scar-like tissue. The cysts can make breast cancer examinations more difficult.
  • Ganglion cyst: Cyst affecting the sheath of tendons
  • Hemangioblastoma: A benign tumor that tends to occur in the central nervous system such as the brain and spinal cord. The tumor arises from the stem cells that develop into blood vessels or blood cells (hemangioblasts). Symptoms vary depending on the exact location and size of the tumor.
  • Interferon Beta -- Teratogenic Agent: There is evidence to indicate that exposure to Interferon Beta during pregnancy may have a teratogenic effect on the fetus. A teratogen is a substance that can cause birth defects. The likelihood and severity of defects may be affected by the level of exposure and the stage of pregnancy that the exposure occurred at.
  • Lipoma: Tumor of fat cells usually just under the skin
  • Lump: Any type of lump on the skin or body areas
  • Ovarian cysts: Cysts occurring in the ovaries.
  • Phaeohyphomycosis: An opportunistic infection that is caused by dermatiaceous fungi
  • Sebaceous cyst: Cyst producing sebum.
  • Tumor: Any type of lump or swelling (not just cancers)


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