Hi, my wife went for a needle aspiration of a complex breast cyst today, however, the doctor was unable to actually aspirate the breast cyst. The complex cyst was very small, maybe 3 mm and round. She told my wife that the reason they wanted it examined was the color, not the shape or size. As I said it was round and very small.
I wonder if its small size made it more difficult to aspirate? The doctor was eventually able to remove the entire cyst and did verify that it is a complex cyst with solid parts as well as a little darkish fluid in the center. It has been sent off for biopsy but we will not know for a couple of days. I don't know if this is good or bad but we are anxious about getting the results. Wonder if you can provide your opinion based on this data.
Simple cysts are fluid-filled sacks, and by definition are benign.
Complex cysts also fluid-filled, but have solid structures (walls or septations) within the cyst. They can be more difficult to aspirate, since areas of fluid may be separated into compartments. If there is concern, a complex cyst can be removed surgically. A complex cyst should be biopsied because it is sometimes cancer, but usually not.
Your wife's doctor is being appropriately cautious. The wait for the pathologist's report is always difficult, but it is the only way to know for sure.
Please let us know what you find out, by adding an additional post to this same thread.
Best wishes to you and your wife, for a benign result!
We prefer that people keep all of their related posts in one thread, so all of your information will be available in one place; we will be able to see the answers you have already been given, so we do not to duplicate our efforts; and so that readers interested in a particular thread will know when you have discussed additional developments.
Please add any addition posts to this thread. Thanks!
Meanwhile, I hope you both are handling the wait for results as well as can be expected, and will let us know how things turn out.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.