Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register


Main Forum Page  ♦   Latest Posts  ♦   Member Center  ♦   Search  ♦   Archives   ♦   Help   ♦   Log In/Out   ♦   Admins
Forum Login
Login Name: Create a new account
Password:     Forgot password

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    The Encyclopedia/ D'Adamo Library  ›  Bronchogenic Cyst
Users Browsing Forum
No Members and 9 Guests

Bronchogenic Cyst  This thread currently has 1,093 views. Print Print Thread
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Patty H
Friday, April 8, 2011, 6:56pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

HUNTER L(a+b-) NMg Prop Super Taster ENFP
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,450
Gender: Female
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 57
Some of you may recall that I was going in for a Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring test where they take a CT scan without the contrast fluid of your heart to see if you have calcium build up, which can lead to heart attacks.

The good news is that my coronary arteries are clear!!! Yoohoo!!!

The bad news is they found a mass on my lung.  I went in yesterday for another CT scan with the contrast fluid.  The results I received today are fairly conclusive although, I need to go for an MRI next week, with and without contrast.

Here is what they think.  They believe it is what is called a bronchogenic cyst, which is basically a liquid-filled cyst on your lung.  I could have been born with it or it could have developed over the years.  Apparently it has been there since at least 2006, as I must have had a chest xray in 2006 and it is visible on that film.  Either the radiologist who read the film didn't think it was important enough to mention to my doctor or missed it all together.  

If it is a brochogenic cyst, it is totally benign and the radiologist is not worried about it.  The reason for the MRI is to make sure that there is no solid part to the cyst, which would be more worrisome.

Here is my question.  I did some research on the internet.  My doctor is telling me that if it is the brochogenic cyst, there is no need to watch it or anything.  It is just a cyst and will be fine.  However, I found some doctors who recommend removing the cyst because if it gets infected or gets larger it could cause other problems.  Also, the only way to truly understand the nature of the cyst is to remove and biopsy it.  

Has anyone ever heard of this or know anyone who has had this?  If so, did they leave it or treat it.  Any info you could provide would be appreciated.  Also, please send those positive thoughts and prayers my way that it is benign.


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message
Lola
Friday, April 8, 2011, 7:37pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,440
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 58
http://www.righthealth.com/topic/Bronchogenic_Cyst?p=l&as=goog&ac=404&kgl=38125200

I d follow the pulmonary protocol and also check out all breath right stuff up at dpn... it s allergy season and most are on sale this month......all great support

and ofcourse your guidelines which you are following to the t


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 1 - 20
jayneeo
Friday, April 8, 2011, 8:56pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh- Gatherer
Kyosha Nim
Posts: 6,487
Gender: Female
Location: San Jose, CA
Age: 67
pattyh
I send you a wish for healing!
I don't know much about this...nothing, in fact, but a friend of mine had something of this sort. It worried me, but she said it was just a spot that the docs were not worried about , etc. Nothing to do about it... couple years ago, and she is fine.
How they remove it would be good to know. Another friend had some kind of scope sent down into his lung and it took some samples (tissue?) and also drained some fluid. He had some yucky symptoms but they found nothing frightening. His lungs are fine now.
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 2 - 20
Patty H
Friday, April 8, 2011, 9:24pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

HUNTER L(a+b-) NMg Prop Super Taster ENFP
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,450
Gender: Female
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 57
Quoted from Lola
http://www.righthealth.com/topic/Bronchogenic_Cyst?p=l&as=goog&ac=404&kgl=38125200

I d follow the pulmonary protocol and also check out all breath right stuff up at dpn... it s allergy season and most are on sale this month......all great support

and ofcourse your guidelines which you are following to the t


Thank you, Lola.  It looks like I should see a Pulmonologsit.  I am totally symptom free at this time, so I would prefer to not have it removed.  No surgery if it is not necessary.  But I think it would be a good idea to go see a specialist in case it does change or begin to grow and cause compression or get infected.


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 3 - 20
Patty H
Friday, April 8, 2011, 9:27pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

HUNTER L(a+b-) NMg Prop Super Taster ENFP
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,450
Gender: Female
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 57
Quoted from jayneeo
pattyh
I send you a wish for healing!
I don't know much about this...nothing, in fact, but a friend of mine had something of this sort. It worried me, but she said it was just a spot that the docs were not worried about , etc. Nothing to do about it... couple years ago, and she is fine.
How they remove it would be good to know. Another friend had some kind of scope sent down into his lung and it took some samples (tissue?) and also drained some fluid. He had some yucky symptoms but they found nothing frightening. His lungs are fine now.


Thank you, janeeo.  That seems to be my doctor's take as well.  It's nothing to be worried about.  The MRI will certainly give more information.

Any hey, at least my heart is free of calcium deposits!!!


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 4 - 20
cajun
Saturday, April 9, 2011, 3:14am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Teacher/Explorer
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,548
Gender: Female
Location: Southern California
Age: 63
Patty H,
I agree about seeing a pulmonologist. Just for peace of mind.
I will have you on my daily prayer list and am sending you "positiveness"!


 Ao  ISFJ   Taster   Rh+  

"God gave us the gift of life. It is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well." Voltaire
"Whisper words of wisdom. Let it be." Sir Paul McCartney
Logged
Private Message Private message Reply: 5 - 20
Patty H
Saturday, April 9, 2011, 4:03pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

HUNTER L(a+b-) NMg Prop Super Taster ENFP
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,450
Gender: Female
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 57
Quoted from cajun
Patty H,
I agree about seeing a pulmonologist. Just for peace of mind.
I will have you on my daily prayer list and am sending you "positiveness"!


Thank you for the thoughts and prayers, cajun!


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 6 - 20
Patty H
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 1:40pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

HUNTER L(a+b-) NMg Prop Super Taster ENFP
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,450
Gender: Female
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 57
I just got the results back from my MRI.  The cyst is described as a "complex cyst or possibly a diverticulum related to the esophagus or vasculature."  It is a rounded mass about 4 cm in diameter.  It also says that there could be some "inflammation at the borders of the lesion."

It is the inflammation part that has me worried.  How would an inflamed cyst on my lung impact the overall inflammation in my body and relate to possible inflammation of my cardiovascular system?


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 7 - 20
Lola
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 3:10pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,440
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 58
if you follow your guidelines, you maintain overall inflammatory reactions at bay....

this is the best anti inflammatory and preventive approach I have encountered so far


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 8 - 20
ABJoe
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 3:23pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

35% Nomad or Teacher - health history dependent
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 8,356
Gender: Male
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
Age: 51
Quoted from Patty H
I just got the results back from my MRI.  The cyst is described as a "complex cyst or possibly a diverticulum related to the esophagus or vasculature."  It is a rounded mass about 4 cm in diameter.  It also says that there could be some "inflammation at the borders of the lesion."

It is the inflammation part that has me worried.  How would an inflamed cyst on my lung impact the overall inflammation in my body and relate to possible inflammation of my cardiovascular system?

This sounds very much like the cysts I have...  The MD called them "lyphomas", although I have never been able to find that term anywhere...   (I'm probably using the wrong spelling)  Mine are variable size, but have a hard center with a soft shell.  As the body is cleaning them out, the soft part puffs up, I get big detox symptoms while the soft part reduces back down and the cycle starts again.  Each time a cyst goes through this cycle, the hard center gets smaller...  It is a pain, but I don't know any other way to get rid of the "junk" that is stored - as several Drs. agreed that they are waste dumps because the body couldn't get rid of it through normal means at the time...

In most cases, the inflammation at the periphery of the cysts is the soft part that is either being compressed(as more waste is added) or decompressed (as waste is removed).  

According to two practitioners I've used, bacteria or virus cells can hide, live and multiply within these cysts because the body is essentially treating them as "isolation zones" - not wanting to deal with the waste within...  If the "bug" community gets too big, some of the cells can leave in the blood and then the body has to fight them a few at a time.  Basically, a constant low-grade infection.  If you get run down, you may actually get a full-blown attack because the "bugs" take advantage of the opportunity.

Bottom line - follow the D'Adamo plan and you'll reduce the inflammation, heal what needs to be healed and eliminate the nasties from your body...  It just takes some of us a while to get to the goal.


RH-, ISTJ
Wonderful Wife = A+ Teacher; Darling Daughter = A- SWAMI Explorer

Revision History (1 edits)
ABJoe  -  Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 3:34pm
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 9 - 20
Patty H
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 3:38pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

HUNTER L(a+b-) NMg Prop Super Taster ENFP
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,450
Gender: Female
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 57
I am not sure if it is the same.  Could be, but from what I read on the internet, bronchogenic cysts are usually formed in the first trimester of life.  We know that mine was there in 2006, since it can be seen on a chest xray.  It sounds like yours come and go and change, whereas I think mine has been the same for at least four years.


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 10 - 20
ABJoe
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 3:45pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

35% Nomad or Teacher - health history dependent
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 8,356
Gender: Male
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
Age: 51
Mine grew for some time...  Now that I have been following the BTD/GTD/SWAMI, they are reducing...  Your cyst may reduce with enough time following this lifestyle...  Time will tell.


RH-, ISTJ
Wonderful Wife = A+ Teacher; Darling Daughter = A- SWAMI Explorer
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 11 - 20
Patty H
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 3:50pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

HUNTER L(a+b-) NMg Prop Super Taster ENFP
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,450
Gender: Female
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 57
Frankly, I am less concerned about the cyst than I am about the inflammation.  If the cyst causes inflammation to the lung, then am I in a constant internal state of inflammation?

I am waiting for an appointment with a thoracic surgeon.  My PCP wants me to leave it alone, which is my choice as well, but inflammation, in general is not good.  


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 12 - 20
ABJoe
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 3:55pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

35% Nomad or Teacher - health history dependent
Sun Beh Nim
Moderator
Posts: 8,356
Gender: Male
Location: Orange County, CA, USA
Age: 51
I agree that inflammation isn't good.  I think that this lifestyle will allow the body to reduce the inflammation as much as possible while it eliminates the cyst.  Personally, I have more problem with the surgery, where so many unknowns can occur, than with the inflammation that the body is already handling OK...  


RH-, ISTJ
Wonderful Wife = A+ Teacher; Darling Daughter = A- SWAMI Explorer
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 13 - 20
Patty H
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 9:51pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

HUNTER L(a+b-) NMg Prop Super Taster ENFP
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,450
Gender: Female
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 57
Good point, Joe.  Not sure is this one will go away.  It appears it may have its own blood supply, as it is described as possibly having vessels draped around it.  I am looking forward to talking to someone who is an expert in this stuff.


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 14 - 20
Possum
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 9:58pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Rh- Explorer/Gatherer
Ee Dan
Posts: 5,416
Gender: Female
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Age: 53
Don't know what to say but ditto to what Cajun says!! Keep us posted
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 15 - 20
Patty H
Wednesday, April 20, 2011, 11:20pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

HUNTER L(a+b-) NMg Prop Super Taster ENFP
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,450
Gender: Female
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 57
Thank you, Possum  


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 16 - 20
Lola
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 6:24am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,440
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 58
Quoted Text
I am looking forward to talking to someone who is an expert in this stuff.


pick his brain!


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 17 - 20
Lola
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 6:28am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

GT1; L (a-b-); (se); PROP-T; NN
Sa Bon Nim
Admin & Columnist
Posts: 51,440
Gender: Female
Location: ''eternal spring'' Cuernavaca - Mex.
Age: 58
http://search.babylon.com/plugin/?q=lypoma&babsrc=dtb&s=web&as=0

Quoted Text
The MD called them "lyphomas", although I have never been able to find that term anywhere...   (I'm probably using the wrong spelling)


''Just follow the book, don't look for magic fixes to get you off the hook. Do the work.'' Dr.D.'98
DNA mt/Haplo H; Y-chrom/J2(M172);ISTJ
The harder you are on yourself, the easier life will be on you!
Logged
Private Message Private message YIM YIM Reply: 18 - 20
Jane
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 3:31pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Kyosha Nim
Posts: 3,742
Gender: Female
Location: Metrowest Boston, MA
Age: 70
Good luck Patty.  I understand your concern about inflammation.  I have that problem due to ulcerative colitis.  It will be interesting to see if it's any better now that I've eliminated gluten completely.  I've got a colonoscopy next week and I know they'll do bloodwork then.

Hope that you get some answers that at least make sense to you.  
Jane
Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 19 - 20
Patty H
Friday, April 22, 2011, 2:24am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

HUNTER L(a+b-) NMg Prop Super Taster ENFP
Ee Dan
Posts: 2,450
Gender: Female
Location: Massachusetts
Age: 57
Thank you, Lola and Jane, for your support.  I will definitely "pick his brain" when I get in to see him.  I am hoping to see one of the top thoracic surgeons in Boston, so it may take a while, but I have plenty of time.

They actually gave me a DVD of my MRI.  The growth looks pretty big and I am wondering if it is inflamed because it is coming in contact with my spine and other organs as my lungs expand and contract.


Logged Offline
Private Message Private message Reply: 20 - 20
1 Pages 1 Recommend Thread
Print Print Thread

BTD Forums    Diet and Nutrition    The Encyclopedia/ D'Adamo Library  ›  Bronchogenic Cyst

Thread Rating
There is currently no rating for this thread