Endocrine Neck Cysts: What do You learn From the Cyst Fluid?
Colored fluid yellow to dark brown to red is usually a thyroid cyst.
Occasionally a parathyroid cyst will hemorrhage and the fluid will not be clear.
Any doubt of the origin of the cyst a needle washout for Parathyroid hormone PTH and
thyroglobulin TG will make the diagnosis.
Classic fluid from a large parathyroid cyst.
This is a congenital parathyroid rest with no
association with production of a hyperparathyroid adenoma.
Treatment of large parathyroid cysts are usually 100% successful
in removing the large ugly and symptomatic mass.
After the cyst fluid is removed under US guidance a variable amount of 200 proof
medical grade ethanol is replaced in the cyst cavity and left in for 10 minutes and
removed or left in in another method.
PEI treatment is an accepted replacement for major surgery
in patients with thyroid or parathyroid cysts.
Call Matt at 310-393-8860 for details.