Oil cysts are benign breast lumps in the breast that usually do not require treatment. Similar to the simple cyst, cyst of oil are sacs filled with liquid that can feel soft and squishy. If you recently had breast cancer surgery, the last thing you want to find is a lump in your breast. Don't panic--but to get any lump breast retrieved. Let's take a look at oil cysts, and how it can deal with them.
also known as: cysts, breast cysts oil oil, oil of breast cysts
like: lipoma (clot fat under the skin), seroma, hematoma
Oil breast cysts can occur after breast surgery, breast reconstruction, an injury to your breast, or may grow spontaneously. Cysts of oil are called because they contain a liquid form of body fat. If you have a Lumpectomy or mastectomy, fat tissue can die as your body is healing and the attempt to form a scar. Fat necrosis in scar tissue can form hard, or they may melt. The fat collects in a given area and your body will cause a thin layer of calcium to form around it. This residual calcification gives your doctor a clear idea of your diagnosis. Simple and complex cysts, do not have the level of football, but oil cysts are usually enclosed in whole or in part from football.
A cyst oil can show up on a mammogram, but an ultrasound scan will give you a clearer picture. A breast ultrasound uses sound waves bounce off tissues of the breast to create an image of masses, lumps and cysts. Why cysts are filled with liquid, gas or semisolid suspensions, substances appear ultrasound as circular or oval areas of dark, with smooth edges. These cysts have a clear structure that distinguishes them from the surrounding tissues. Other types of lumps of breast ultrasound appears with different characteristics. Oil of cysts will also show on a breast MRI.
Cysts are benign lumps of oil--are not cancerous and does not cause breast cancer. If you are diagnosed with a cyst of oil, you have some options to deal with it. A cyst of oil can be left alone, as many of these will fall on its own. But in case your oil becomes physically painful cysts or causes you concern or distress, it may be aspirated. Your doctor may use a very fine needle aspiration of cyst fluid, which you will deflate. Aspirated fluids from a cyst of oil will be assessed if it sounds bloody. If the cysts are large or have a coarse level of football, the doctor may recommend surgical removal.
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