Head lumps are usually
painless, harmless, non-interfering and benign
(non-cancerous). However, they may occur due to various
reasons and depend on a variety of factors not fully
understood by the medical fraternity. There is also a
relationship between lumps in head and cysts - we shall
investigate that too.
Here are some of the types
with their like originating issues.
There are some glands at the
back of our head that are known as Occipital Lymph
Nodes. Although very rare, there is a likelihood of
these glands to develop as a lymphoma which may sit on
the back of the head in the shape of a lump.
Some head lumps are
hereditary. For instance, Anatolian Bumps
people living in certain isolated areas in
are caused due to muscular tension and
Head lumps can also be caused
by Sebaceous Cysts on the head. These are normally
benign in nature.
Head lumps are often formed as
congenital dermoid inclusion cyst (CDIC) on the head or
lumps in the neck
. These are actually soft mobile cystic mass that
does not create any pain or discomfort. There is no
communication between the cyst and the intracranial
cavity. However, CT scan may show extracranial
heterogeneous hypodense mass, while MRI may indicate
hypointense lesion on T1-weighted and T2-weighted
images. These dermoid cysts can be surgically removed
around the anterior fontanel under sedation and local
anesthesia. As a matter of fact, it can be completely
removed through an ellipsoid incision bordering the
mass, which can be easily dissected from the galea and
periosteum without causing damage to the sagital sinus
or the cyst capsule. Histological investigation will
probably show the cyst lined by a thick stratified
squamous epithelium containing hair follicles, sebaceous
glands, sweat glands, etc.
Ovarian cysts are quite common, but
the head lumps
related to cysts are rare. But
nevertheless, you must always opt for cyst removal ASAP,
and this is best achieved through holistic remedies.
Conventional and natural treatments do not work as well
as holistic remedies for cyst