Left Breast Ultrasound Results?
Morning Doctor, Mammae Ultrasound Results My wife has multiple cysts in the left side of Mammae, approximately 3 pieces, with the largest size of approximately 1.4 cm, there is no bilateral axillary lymphadenopathy seen based on the ultrasound results for what kind of treatment is it? .. does the cyst need to be removed?
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A cyst is a fluid-filled pocket that grows in a tissue. Cysts can grow in any organ, but cysts that grow in the breast tissue are called breast cysts. In general, there are 2 types of breast cysts, simple cysts and complex cysts. Simple cysts are cysts whose pockets are thin and flat and contain only fluid. Complex cysts are cysts whose contents are a mixture of liquid and a solid material, and can be insulated.
Breast cysts can grow only one breast, but can also be many in the breast. Despite their large number, simple cysts are harmless and do not have the potential to become cancerous. Complex cysts (although very small) have a risk of becoming malignant or cancerous. Sometimes to determine the type of cyst, further tests are needed in the form of a fine needle aspiration to see the fluid filling the cyst.
If the examination concludes that the cyst is a simple cyst, then no therapy is needed. Simple cysts rarely give any symptoms and are usually not bothersome, sometimes even disappear on their own. Therapy can usually be done if a simple cyst persists past 3 menstrual cycles, the cyst is enlarged, there are certain disturbing symptoms, or if a complex cyst is suspected. Therapy can include suction of fluid in the cyst, hormonal therapy, and surgical removal of the cyst.
It is better if you discuss with the doctor who treats your wife to find out more clearly the type of cyst you have and the therapy recommended by the doctor.
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