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  • Bartholin cyst or abscess

    Bartholin cyst or abscess

    Bartholin glands are found on each side of the vaginal opening. A Bartholin cyst is a buildup of fluid that occurs if the opening of the gland is blocked. A Bartholin abscess may occur if the cyst fluid becomes infected. The Bartholin cyst or abscess appears as a lump or swelling on the side of the vaginal opening.

    Bartholin cyst or abscess

    illustration

  • Kidney cyst with gallstones - CT scan

    Kidney cyst with gallstones - CT scan

    A CT scan of the upper abdomen showing a fist-sized cyst of the left kidney and gallstones (the kidney cyst was found by chance; there were no symptoms).

    Kidney cyst with gallstones - CT scan

    illustration

  • Pancreatic, cystic adenoma - CT scan

    Pancreatic, cystic adenoma - CT scan

    A CT scan of the upper abdomen showing a large cyst in the pancreas (cystic adenoma of the pancreas) seen on the upper right side of the picture.

    Pancreatic, cystic adenoma - CT scan

    illustration

  • Liver and spleen cysts - CT scan

    Liver and spleen cysts - CT scan

    This abdominal CT scan shows multiple cysts in the liver and spleen. Note the dark circular cyst in the liver (left side of screen) and the large, irregular, circular cyst in the spleen (bottom, right side of screen).

    Liver and spleen cysts - CT scan

    illustration

  • Nabothian cyst

    Nabothian cyst

    The cervix is lined with glands that normally secrete mucus. These endocervical glands can become filled with secretions that accumulate as a pimple-like elevation called Nabothian cysts. These cysts are not a threat to health and no treatment is necessary.

    Nabothian cyst

    illustration

  • Ovarian cyst

    Ovarian cyst

    An ovarian cyst is a sac filled with fluid, or a semisolid material, that develops on or within the ovary. Ovarian cysts are relatively common and usually disappear without treatment.

    Ovarian cyst

    illustration

  • Baker cyst

    Baker cyst

    A Baker cyst is seen as a swelling behind the knee. It forms when joint fluid collects behind the knee. The swelling may be due from inflammation or from other causes, like arthritis. The condition can be seen in both adults and children.

    Baker cyst

    illustration

    • Bartholin cyst or abscess

      Bartholin cyst or abscess

      Bartholin glands are found on each side of the vaginal opening. A Bartholin cyst is a buildup of fluid that occurs if the opening of the gland is blocked. A Bartholin abscess may occur if the cyst fluid becomes infected. The Bartholin cyst or abscess appears as a lump or swelling on the side of the vaginal opening.

      Bartholin cyst or abscess

      illustration

    • Kidney cyst with gallstones - CT scan

      Kidney cyst with gallstones - CT scan

      A CT scan of the upper abdomen showing a fist-sized cyst of the left kidney and gallstones (the kidney cyst was found by chance; there were no symptoms).

      Kidney cyst with gallstones - CT scan

      illustration

    • Pancreatic, cystic adenoma - CT scan

      Pancreatic, cystic adenoma - CT scan

      A CT scan of the upper abdomen showing a large cyst in the pancreas (cystic adenoma of the pancreas) seen on the upper right side of the picture.

      Pancreatic, cystic adenoma - CT scan

      illustration

    • Liver and spleen cysts - CT scan

      Liver and spleen cysts - CT scan

      This abdominal CT scan shows multiple cysts in the liver and spleen. Note the dark circular cyst in the liver (left side of screen) and the large, irregular, circular cyst in the spleen (bottom, right side of screen).

      Liver and spleen cysts - CT scan

      illustration

    • Nabothian cyst

      Nabothian cyst

      The cervix is lined with glands that normally secrete mucus. These endocervical glands can become filled with secretions that accumulate as a pimple-like elevation called Nabothian cysts. These cysts are not a threat to health and no treatment is necessary.

      Nabothian cyst

      illustration

    • Ovarian cyst

      Ovarian cyst

      An ovarian cyst is a sac filled with fluid, or a semisolid material, that develops on or within the ovary. Ovarian cysts are relatively common and usually disappear without treatment.

      Ovarian cyst

      illustration

    • Baker cyst

      Baker cyst

      A Baker cyst is seen as a swelling behind the knee. It forms when joint fluid collects behind the knee. The swelling may be due from inflammation or from other causes, like arthritis. The condition can be seen in both adults and children.

      Baker cyst

      illustration


    Review Date: 10/10/2020

    Reviewed By: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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