macrocyst


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mac·ro·cyst

(mak'rō-sist),
A cyst of macroscopic proportions.

macrocyst

Microbiology
An aggregate of cells of Dictyosteliida, a group of cellular slime moulds.

Pathology
A nonspecific term for a large cyst, as are found in fibrocystic disease of the breast.

macrocyst

(măk′rō-sĭst) [″ + kystis, bladder]
A large cyst.
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With increasing age, macrocysts, fat necrosis and carcinomas are common.
Most breast masses are found by the patient or a primary care provider,[12] and commonly indicate a macrocyst (clinically evident cyst), fibroadenoma, prominent areas of fibrocystic change, fat necrosis or cancer.
The differentials of juvenile fibroadenoma include low-grade phyllodes tumor, virginal hypertrophy, and rarely lipoma, hamartoma, breast abscess, macrocyst, adenocarcinoma, and pseudoangiomatous stromal hyperplasia.