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Definition Baker's cyst is a buildup of joint fluid (synovial fluid) that forms behind the knee. Alternative Names Popliteal cyst; Bulge-knee Causes, incidence, and risk factors A Baker's cyst is caused by swelling in the knee. The swelling is due to an increase in synovial fluid - the fluid that lubricates the knee joint. When pressure builds up, fluid bulges into the back of the knee. Baker's cyst commonly occurs with: A tear in the meniscal cartilage of the knee Knee arthritis (in older adults) Rheumatoid arthritis Other knee problems
My name is Doug Haberstroh, my wife Keri was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 at the age of 25. Throughout her breast cancer journey, Keri and I kept family and friends up-to-date on her progress through email. It was Keri's wish to share her story to the world; these emails tell her story from start to finish. Keri wrote the next message after stopping chemotherapy treatment due to a bad reaction to the chemo . She was ready to move onto the next phase of treatment: surgery, but she found a new lump in her breast that needed to be examined first. Subject: Update Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005 All, I know some of you have been receiving updates on Keri's progress from her e-mails but she's asleep right now so I have the honors of keeping you all informed. We had another little scare last week when she found a new lump in her right breast (the opposite one that contained the original lump). As luck would have it we had a scheduled visit to ou...
Definition A cyst is a closed pocket or pouch of tissue. It can be filled with air, fluid, pus, or other material. Considerations Cysts may form within any tissue in the body. Cysts within the lung generally are air-filled, while cysts involving the lymph system or kidneys are fluid-filled. Certain parasites, such as trichinosis , dog tapeworm ( Toxocara canis ), and echinococcus , can form cysts within the muscles, liver, brain, lungs, and eyes. Cysts are common on the skin. They develop as a result of infection, clogging of sebaceous glands (acne-related cysts), or around a foreign object stuck in the skin. See also: Pilonidal dimple Common Causes
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