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–Needs a picture like this. (Ignore the annoying music, just first one I found I liked in google). I'm just too afraid of all this copyright stuff to even to try to figure out how to upload a random picture from User:Nastajus|Nastajus]] 05:03, 9 April 2006 (UTC)

Merge with Encystment[edit]

I'm against the mege, becuase as defined here it seems that encystment looks like a voluntary thing from the organism, while cyst seems to be an uncontrolled growth (or at least an unwelcome growth). Since the tags have been up since June, I'll take them off for now, but if someone wants to start the debate up again with better (or more accurate information) feel free to add the tags in again. Radagast83 06:12, 2 November 2006 (UT


Is "develosion" actually a word? I haven't been able to find it except in articles that cite this one. - Cyborg Ninja 05:06, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

Devolution (=degeneration)? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:27, 13 September 2007 (UTC)

Inside the mouth[edit]

Does any author know about the kind of cyst that forms within the mouth because the inner lining has been bitten. I have had a look through all the cyst articles and found nothing. Cheers_Ad@m.J.W.C. 11:43, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

PLEASE stop adding cystic fibrosis here[edit]

The name "cystic Fibrosis is due to the apparition of a fibrosis (overdeveloppment of the conjonctive tissue) in the cystic duct. Nothing to do with cysts. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:45, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

There's a reference, so it's appropriate that it should say. WLU (talk) 20:57, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
You apparently forgot to include the reference. I bet you'll have trouble finding such a thing in a reliable scientific or medical source. Try a PubMed search for "cystic fibrosis AND review[article type]". And then PLEASE remove your misleading addition. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:06, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
I suggest that you check this interesting article for example: (if you don't have access, try —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:20, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
Oops, guess you're right. Fixed. WLU (talk) 21:40, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
Thx. Maybe the section on cystic fibrosis in the article could be removed then, the discussion page should be enough. No? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:51, 4 January 2008 (UTC) (talk) 00:02, 5 January 2008 (UTC) Actually the real origin of the name comes from fibrosis in all parts of the biliary tract, cystic being a generic adjective for all that is related to the biliary vesicle and/or the bladder. But I thought that mentionning only the cystic duct (which name actually contain the word "cystic") would make things clearer.

cyst on the face and behind the ear[edit]

I am 22 and have had two cyst removed that were benign ( one on my upper back and one behind my ear), but now I have another behind my ear and three on my chin. Are there ways to prevent them? Currently my doctor prescribed a steroid medication to reduce the redness. They do not hurt but they look like horrible acne and just are bothersome to me. I exercise every day and am a healthy individual. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:46, 27 June 2008 (UTC)

As well for the past 9 yrs. I have dealt with Cyst I am a 43 year old women, who has had a cyst removed from my ear, knee, inner thigh, and ovaries x 3. I have them on my face and neck and have tried every thing from steroids to acne treatment. My doctor seem to always want to treat it with an antibiotic for viral infections which does nothing. I am frustrated, embarrased and cannot seem to find an answer to why and how I have this. I am very healthy and look half my age, I eat right and exercise daily. HELP!!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:12, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

Questionable External Link[edit]

The link to a "Blog about Ovarian Cysts Rupturing and Prevention by Rebecca Mills" seems a bit weird to me, mainly because it seems to advertise a website rather than supply any information. I have removed it for now, but if it has any merit being there then I'll be willing to have it put back —Preceding unsigned comment added by SpunkyLM (talkcontribs) 19:07, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Opening sentence is unclear[edit]

"A cyst is a closed sac, having a distinct membrane and division ??on?? the nearby tissue."

What does "division on" mean? Should it be "division from"? ("Division" used to be "develosion" or some such nonexistent word, and even after the correction was made, the result apparently still doesn't make sense.)

Also, "division" links to "cell division", which is something altogether different, isn't it? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:31, 6 August 2010 (UTC)


It seems that there are also pancreatic cysts. I no nothing about them, but ran across the term. Wakablogger2 (talk) 22:43, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Move proposal[edit]

The following discussion is an archived discussion of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the move request was: not moved Dpmuk (talk) 01:00, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

CystCyst (medicine)Anxietycello (talk) 18:21, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

  • Oppose: Why is this disambiguator needed? –CWenger (talk) 02:37, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Speedy close; no reason given for move. Powers T 16:31, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Oppose per above.  — Amakuru (talk) 17:52, 2 February 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.


What is "self-resolation"? It is mentioned only on Wikipedia and seems like an improper translation.

The quote reads: "There are cysts, e.g. buccal bifurcation cyst with self-resolation nature, in which close observation only can be employed unless the cyst is infected and symptomatic." — Preceding unsigned comment added by NyaR (talkcontribs) 00:25, 23 October 2014 (UTC)