Cyst, Mass or Tumor

Cyst. A cyst is a sac that may be filled with air, fluid or other material. A cyst can form in any part of the body, including bones, organs and soft tissues. Most cysts are noncancerous (benign).

Tumor. A tumor is any abnormal mass of tissue. Like a cyst, a tumor can form in any part of the body. A tumor can be benign or cancerous (malignant).

To determine whether a cyst or tumor is benign or malignant, a sample of the affected tissue or, in some cases, the entire suspicious area is removed and studied under a microscope. This is known as a biopsy.

Mass. A mass is the same as a tumor.  A mass, like a tumor, may take any shape and is usually not round.


Cyst, Mass, or Tumor Removal

Lumbar Spinal Fusion

Service Providers

Henry Small, M.D.

Dr. Small is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He has 23 years of experience.

Vivek P. Kushwaha, M.D.

Dr. Kushwaha has been honored with the Memorial Hermann Hospital Award for “Most Efficient Surgeon” and was commended as one of “America’s Top Physicians” by The Consumer Research Council of America.