complex cyst


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complex cyst

A cyst that consists of solid material and fluid-filled cavities; it may have walls of tissue inside it or internal echoes. When a complex cyst is identified on ultrasound, surgical removal is generally indicated to exclude malignancy.
See also: cyst
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Ultrasonography and computed tomography (CT) are most often used and can differentiate between simple and complex cysts.
Complex cysts may represent a breast malignancy, typically a papillary cystic carcinoma.