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Sebaceous cyst
Classification and external resources
ICD-10 L72.1
ICD-9 706.2
DiseasesDB 29388
MedlinePlus 000842
MeSH D004814
Close-up of an infected sebaceous cyst that has abscessed, located behind the ear lobe.
A small sebaceous cyst, located in the front of the ear lobe.
An uninfected sebaceous cyst located on the calf of the right leg.
An infected sebaceous cyst located on the left shoulder.
The sebaceous cyst from the calf that has been surgically removed.
.A sebaceous cyst (a form of trichilemmal cyst) also known as a "wen", is a closed sac or cyst below the surface of the skin that has a lining that resembles the uppermost part (infundibulum) of a hair follicle and fills with a fatty white, semi-solid material called sebum.^ Changes in the lining of the hair follicles.

^ An ovarian cyst is a sac filled with fluid that forms on or inside of an ovary.
  • Cyst | LIVESTRONG.COM 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.livestrong.com [Source type: General]

^ The sebum from the sebaceous glands accumulates in the hair follicle.
  • Sebaceous Cyst versus Intracutaneous Cornifying Epithelioma 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.neaa.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Sebum is produced by sebaceous glands of the epidermis.^ Sebum is produced when the sebaceous gland disintegrates.
  • The Vocabula Review - Sebum: Origin of the Word 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.vocabula.com [Source type: General]

^ After the sebaceous gland is stimulated by androgens, it produces extra sebum.
  • What Causes Acne, Causes of Acne - Cystic and Vulgaris 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.acneskinguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Acne is an inflammatory disease of the sebaceous glands , the glands that produce sebum .
  • * Sebaceous glands - (Beauty): Definition 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC en.mimi.hu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Terminology

.It is sometimes (but not always) considered to be equivalent to epidermoid cyst, or similar enough to be addressed as a single entity.^ It is sometimes (but not always) considered to be equivalent to epidermoid cyst, or similar enough to be addressed as a single entity.
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Our collection of the best remedies to Cure a Hair Follicle Cyst, from the Earth Clinic community. 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.earthclinic.com [Source type: General]
  • my dog has a lump, pls help! - Puppy & Dog Forums 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.dogforums.com [Source type: General]

^ Because a epidermoid cyst originates in the epidermis, and a pilar cyst originates from hair follicles, neither type of cyst would be considered a sebaceous cyst by this definition.
  • Our collection of the best remedies to Cure a Hair Follicle Cyst, from the Earth Clinic community. 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.earthclinic.com [Source type: General]

^ Epidermoid cysts are small bumps that develop just beneath the skin on your face, neck, trunk and sometimes your genital area.
  • Sebaceous cysts - MayoClinic.com 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.mayoclinic.com [Source type: Academic]

[1]
.Some sources state that a sebaceous cyst is defined not by the contents of the cyst (sebum) but by the origin (sebaceous glands).^ Sebum is produced when the sebaceous gland disintegrates.
  • The Vocabula Review - Sebum: Origin of the Word 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.vocabula.com [Source type: General]

^ Sebaceous cyst Skip to main content .
  • Sebaceous cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.allina.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sebaceous glands of the foreskin is this a sebaceous cyst?
  • Sebaceous Cyst on Penis Shaft (seriously >> Medical Questions, Weight Loss, Pregnancy, Drugs, Health Insurance 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.steadyhealth.com [Source type: General]

.Because an epidermoid cyst originates in the epidermis, and a pilar cyst originates from hair follicles, neither type of cyst would be considered a sebaceous cyst by this definition.^ Are epidermoid and pilar cysts harmful?
  • Epidermoid and Pilar Cysts (Sebaceous Cysts) | Health | Patient UK 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.patient.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Definition of Sebaceous cyst .
  • Sebaceous cyst: Definition with Sebaceous cyst Pictures and Photos 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.lexic.us [Source type: General]

^ Hair follicle anatomy Definition .
  • Walgreens.com | Health Library | Print - Sebaceous cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.walgreens.com [Source type: General]

[2] .However, in practice, the terms are often used interchangeably.^ However, in practice, the terms are often used interchangeably."
  • Our collection of the best remedies to Cure a Hair Follicle Cyst, from the Earth Clinic community. 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.earthclinic.com [Source type: General]

^ However, in practice, the terms are often used interchangeably.
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • my dog has a lump, pls help! - Puppy & Dog Forums 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.dogforums.com [Source type: General]

^ However, apart from steroids (that shouldn't be used as a long-term treatment), there are workable eczema natural remedies to clear and prevent eczema that I will discuss in this article.
  • Sebaceous Cysts Treatment Tips 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.articlesbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Sebaceous Cyst - Prevention Tips and Treatment Methods 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.articlesbase.com [Source type: Academic]

."True" sebaceous cysts are relatively rare.^ "True" sebaceous cysts are relatively rare.
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • my dog has a lump, pls help! - Puppy & Dog Forums 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.dogforums.com [Source type: General]

^ Still the sebaceous cyst is rare in the breast.
  • SEBACEOUS CYST IN BREAST: A Rare Presentation 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC bhj.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The authors are reporting a rare case of giant sebaceous cysts on scalp.
  • ISPUB - Giant Sebaceous Cysts of scalp: A Case Report 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.ispub.com [Source type: Academic]

[3]

Presentation

.The scalp, ears, back, face, and upper arm, are common sites for sebaceous cysts, though they may occur anywhere on the body except the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.^ The most common site of these cysts is the face, trunk, back, chest, scalp and ears.
  • How Sebaceous Cysts Are Produced On The Skin? | Skin Care Beauty Zone 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.skincarebeautyzone.com [Source type: General]

^ Infected sebaceous cyst on back .
  • Infected sebaceous cyst on back | Pop That Zit | Acne Videos 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.popthatzit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Epidermoid cysts may occur on the extremities.
  • Sebaceous (Epidermoid) Cysts | Doctor | Patient UK 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.patient.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In males a common place for them to develop is the scrotum and chest.^ In males a common place for them to develop is the scrotum and chest.
  • Sebaceous Cysts Treatment Tips 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.articlesbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • How do you get rid of sebaceous cysts on the scalp? - Ask.com Search 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ In males, a common place for them to develop is the scrotum and chest.
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In males a common place for them to develop is the scrotum and chest .They are more common in hairier areas, where in cases of long duration they could result in hair loss on the skin surface immediately above the cyst.
  • my dog has a lump, pls help! - Puppy & Dog Forums 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.dogforums.com [Source type: General]

.They are more common in hairier areas, where in cases of long duration they could result in hair loss on the skin surface immediately above the cyst.^ They are more common in hairier areas, where in cases of long duration they could result in hair loss on the skin surface immediately above the cyst.
  • Sebaceous Cysts Treatment Tips 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.articlesbase.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Sebaceous Cysts - Symptoms and Treatment 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.healthatoz.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sebaceous cyst of hairy skin .
  • Plastic Surgery - Cambridge University Press 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.cambridge.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Cysts are common on the skin.
  • Cyst: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.nlm.nih.gov [Source type: Academic]
  • WakeMed Raleigh, NC - Cyst. A cyst is a closed pocket or pouch of tissue. ... 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.wakemed.org [Source type: General]
  • Cyst - Baptist Hospital Northeast 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC baptistnortheast.adam.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.drexelmed.edu [Source type: Academic]
  • Cyst - Baptist Hospital East 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC baptisteast.adam.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They are smooth to the touch, vary in size, and are generally round in shape.^ They are smooth to the touch, vary in size, and are generally round in shape.
  • Sebaceous Cyst Removal Laguna Niguel Dermatologist - Lenore Sikorski, MD 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.drsikorski.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Sebaceous Cyst - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.health-disease.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Whats a sebaceous cyst ? - Yahoo! Answers 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]
  • AcneReplies - Caring for Cysts 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.acnereplies.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • my dog has a lump, pls help! - Puppy & Dog Forums 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.dogforums.com [Source type: General]

^ They are usually rounded, non-tender and of varying size.
  • Diagnose-Me: Condition: Cysts 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.diagnose-me.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The cysts are smooth and are usually round in shape but can vary in size.
  • CareFair.com - Cysts 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.carefair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

They are generally mobile masses that can consist of:
  • Fibrous tissues and fluids
  • A fatty, (keratinous), substance that resembles cottage cheese, in which case the cyst may be called "keratin cyst" This material has a characteristic "cheesy" or "foot odor" smell.
  • A somewhat viscous, serosanguineous fluid (containing purulent and bloody material)
.The nature of the contents of a sebaceous cyst, and of its surrounding capsule, will be determined by whether the cyst has ever been infected.^ Infected sebaceous cyst on back .
  • Infected sebaceous cyst on back | Pop That Zit | Acne Videos 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.popthatzit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sebaceous cyst Skip to main content .
  • Sebaceous cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.allina.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The contents of the sebaceous cyst will vary depending on whether the cyst has been infected or not.
  • Treating Sebaceous Cyst - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

.With surgery, a cyst can usually be excised in its entirety.^ With surgery, a cyst can usually be excised in its entirety.
  • Sebaceous Cyst Removal Laguna Niguel Dermatologist - Lenore Sikorski, MD 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.drsikorski.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • my dog has a lump, pls help! - Puppy & Dog Forums 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.dogforums.com [Source type: General]

^ A cyst can be excised in its entirety or, more commonly, can rupture during excision and removal.
  • Whats a sebaceous cyst ? - Yahoo! Answers 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ The surgery to correct ganglion cysts is simple and usually successful, although in rare cases they might grow back.
  • Cysts, Cysts, Cysts! 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.massagetoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Poor surgical technique or previous infection leading to scarring and tethering of the cyst to the surrounding tissue may lead to rupture during excision and removal.^ The cysts may return after they are surgically removed.
  • Sebaceous cyst: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.nlm.nih.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Sebaceous cyst Medical Information 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.drugs.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Sebaceous Cyst - Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment of Sebaceous Cyst - NY Times Health Information 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC health.nytimes.com [Source type: News]
  • What is Sebaceous cyst? 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.medhelp.org [Source type: General]
  • Sebaceous cyst: A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac under ... 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.henryfordhealth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Sebaceous cyst - Edward Hospital, Naperville IL Area 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.edward.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Sebaceous cyst - Delnor, Geneva and Fox Valley, IL 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.delnor.com [Source type: General]
  • Health Information - Walgreens 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.walgreens.com [Source type: General]
  • Walgreens.com | Health Library | Print - Sebaceous cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.walgreens.com [Source type: General]
  • Sebaceous cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.stlukes-stl.com [Source type: General]
  • Sebaceous cyst - Lee Memorial Health System 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.leememorial.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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  • Sebaceous Cyst - Health Information Library - Penn State Hershey 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.pennstatehershey.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • a-z health information 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.advocatehealth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • DHMC | Health Encyclopedia | Sebaceous cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.dhmc.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Health Vancouver - Sebaceous cyst. A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac under the ... 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.swmedicalcenter.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Sebaceous cyst - Baylor Health 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC info.baylorhealth.com [Source type: General]
  • FloridaHealthFinder.gov | Health Encyclopedia | Sebaceous cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.floridahealthfinder.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • SJ/C, Savannah - Sebaceous cyst. A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac under the... 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.sjchs.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Sebaceous cyst- medco.com 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.medcohealth.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Sebaceous cyst - Adventist HealthCare 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.adventisthealthcare.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • A to Z Health Information 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.erlanger.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, large cysts may reappear and may have to be surgically removed.
  • Sebaceous Cysts 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.sharp.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Sebaceous Cysts - New York Presbyterian Hospital 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC nyp.org [Source type: General]

^ Surgical excision and removal of cyst.
  • Health Guide: Cysts 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC ratguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A completely removed cyst will not recur, though if the patient has a predisposition to cyst formation, further cysts may develop in the same general area.^ Recurence of the cyst [rare] if the cyst wall was not completely removed.
  • Skin Moles, Sebaceous Cysts & Dermofibroids, and Lipomas Patient Advice in Essex, UK 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.vascularsurgicalexpertise.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A completely removed cyst will not recur, though if the patient has a predisposition to cyst formation, further cysts may develop in the same general area.
  • Sebaceous Cyst Removal Laguna Niguel Dermatologist - Lenore Sikorski, MD 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.drsikorski.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He or she may also recommend surgery to remove the cyst.
  • New West Physicians 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.nwphysicians.com [Source type: General]
  • Eagle Physicians & Associates PA serving Greensboro North Carolina 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.eaglemds.com [Source type: General]

Causes

.Blocked sebaceous glands, swollen hair follicles,[4] and excessive testosterone production will cause such cysts.^ Causes of sebaceous cysts .
  • Sebaceous Cysts: Cause and Treatment 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.acneatoz.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Acne is a chronic disorder of primarily the hair follicle s and sebaceous glands .
  • * Sebaceous glands - (Beauty): Definition 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC en.mimi.hu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sebaceous (Sebaceous Cyst) Sebaceous Gland: Oil secreting glands, mostly clustered around hair follicles.
  • Diagnose-Me: Condition: Cysts 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.diagnose-me.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[5]
.A case has been reported of sebaceous cyst being caused by Dermatobia hominis.^ The authors are reporting a rare case of giant sebaceous cysts on scalp.
  • ISPUB - Giant Sebaceous Cysts of scalp: A Case Report 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.ispub.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Lymphoepithelial cyst of the pancreas: report of a case.
  • Pancreatic Pathology Online - Benign Lymphoepithelial Cyst of the Pancreas 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.surgical-pathology.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Causes of home treatment for sebaceous cyst .
  • Home Treatment For Sebaceous Cyst - a comprehensive view - Wellsphere 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.wellsphere.com [Source type: General]

[6]
.Hereditary causes of sebaceous cysts include Gardner's syndrome, and basal cell nevus syndrome.^ Causes of home treatment for sebaceous cyst .
  • Home Treatment For Sebaceous Cyst - a comprehensive view - Wellsphere 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.wellsphere.com [Source type: General]

^ Nevus sebaceous syndrome.
  • Chapter 35 - Sebaceous Hyperplasia And Neoplasms 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.skinpathlab.com [Source type: Academic]

^ What causes sebaceous cysts?
  • Sebaceous Cysts 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC my.clevelandclinic.org [Source type: Academic]
  • Sebaceous Cyst Treatment Lafayette, New Iberia LA - Dr. Hubbell - Louisiana, Opelousas, Crowley, Abbeville, Baton Rouge 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC ajeune.com [Source type: General]

Treatment

.Sebaceous cysts generally do not require medical treatment.^ TREATMENTS Sebaceous cysts generally do not require medical treatment.
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sebaceous cysts generally do not require medical treatment.
  • Sebaceous Cyst - Causes, Symptoms and Treatment 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.health-disease.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Treatment for sebaceous cysts: .

.However, if they continue to grow, they may become unsightly, painful, infected, or all of the above.^ They do not cause pain unless they rupture or become infected.
  • Cysts (Overview) 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.health.am [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If a cyst becomes painful, it may be infected.
  • Sebaceous Cysts - Symptoms and Treatment 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.healthatoz.info [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Benign ear cyst or tumor - Health Diseases & Medical Conditions - South Florida Hospital 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.mhs.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Benign ear cyst or tumor - Adventist HealthCare 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.adventisthealthcare.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Benign ear cyst or tumor: Benign ear cysts are noncancerous ... 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.henryfordhealth.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • WakeMed Raleigh, NC - Benign ear cyst or tumor. Benign ear cysts are ... 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.wakemed.org [Source type: General]
  • Adam Health Encyclopedia - Index(1197) 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.stfranciscare.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Benign ear cyst or tumor Medical Information 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.drugs.com [Source type: Academic]
  • Health Information - Walgreens 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC shop.walgreens.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Benign ear cyst or tumor 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.allina.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Channel Management System- Washington, DC 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.georgetownuniversityhospital.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • DHMC | Health Encyclopedia | Benign ear cyst or tumor 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.dhmc.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Occasionally, if they continue to grow, they may become unsightly, inflamed (infected) and tender (painful).
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Surgical

.Surgical excision of a sebaceous cyst is a simple procedure to completely remove the sac and its contents.^ Surgical excision—The doctor removes the entire cyst, including its contents and cyst wall.
  • Epidermal Cyst - Content Viewer 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.svmh.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Re: sebaceous cyst Recurrent after surgical removal.

^ It is a simple process and it completely removes the sac and its contents.
  • CareFair.com - Cysts 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.carefair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[7]
.There are three general approaches used: traditional wide excision, minimal excision, and punch biopsy excision.^ There are 3 main techniques for the removal of sebaceous cysts: traditional wide excision, minimal excision, and punch biopsy excision.
  • What’s the best treatment for sebaceous cysts? — The Journal of Family Practice 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.jfponline.com [Source type: Academic]

^ There are three approaches of surgical excision, which include: Traditional wide excision, punch biopsy excision, and minimal excision.
  • How Sebaceous Cysts Are Produced On The Skin? | Skin Care Beauty Zone 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.skincarebeautyzone.com [Source type: General]

^ A punch biopsy excision is similar to a minimal excision.
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[8]
.The typical outpatient surgical procedure for cyst removal is to numb the area around the cyst with a local anaesthetic, then to use a scalpel to open the lesion with either a single cut down the center of the swelling, or an oval cut on both sides of the centerpoint.^ Then with the use of scalpel, the lesion is opened with a single cut in the center of the lesion or oval cut at both sides of the center point.
  • How Sebaceous Cysts Are Produced On The Skin? | Skin Care Beauty Zone 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.skincarebeautyzone.com [Source type: General]

^ Surgical excision and removal of cyst.
  • Health Guide: Cysts 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC ratguide.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This type of surgical procedure permanently removes pimples from a particular area.
  • Acne Skin Care Treatment Article 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.christianet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If the cyst is small, it may be lanced instead.^ If the cyst is small, it may be lanced instead.
  • Sebaceous Cyst Removal Laguna Niguel Dermatologist - Lenore Sikorski, MD 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.drsikorski.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Small pilonidal cysts may not cause any symptoms if they do not become infected.
  • Cysts Symptoms, Types, Signs, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment by MedicineNet.com 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.medicinenet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ These cysts may be as small as a pinhead or grow to be the size of a tennis ball.
  • Whats a sebaceous cyst ? - Yahoo! Answers 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

.The person performing the surgery will squeeze out the keratin (the semi-solid material consisting principally of sebum and dead skin cells) surrounding the cyst, then use blunt-headed scissors or another instrument to hold the incision wide open while using fingers or forceps to try to remove the cyst intact.^ And if the cyst is not removed intact, it will likely return.
  • Yahoo! Canada Answers - Cyst on neck? 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC ca.answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

^ The first step involves squeezing out the keratin (the semi-solid material consisting principally of sebum and dead skin cells) surrounding the cyst, then using blunt-headed scissors or another instrument to hold the incision wide open while using fingers or forceps to try to remove the cyst intact.
  • Sebaceous Cyst Removal Laguna Niguel Dermatologist - Lenore Sikorski, MD 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.drsikorski.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Toothed forceps can be used to grip the skin a blunt dissection of adhesions allows mobilisation of the cyst and removal.
  • Sebaceous (Epidermoid) Cysts | Doctor | Patient UK 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.patient.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If the cyst can be removed in one piece, the "cure rate" is 100%.^ If the cyst can be removed in one piece, the "cure rate" is 100%.
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You can expect 100% cure rate if the cyst was removed with one pierce, otherwise electrocauterization is done to destroy them completely.
  • How Sebaceous Cysts Are Produced On The Skin? | Skin Care Beauty Zone 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.skincarebeautyzone.com [Source type: General]

^ The bottom line is that the cure rate for patients with carcinoma arising in the thyroglossal duct cyst who undergo the Sistrunk procedure and then receive thyroxine therapy is 95%.
  • Thyroglossal Duct Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.bcm.edu [Source type: Academic]

.November 2007" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] If, however, it is fragmented and cannot be entirely recovered, the operator may use curettage (scraping) to remove the remaining exposed fragments, then burn them with an electro-cauterization tool, in an effort to destroy them in place.^ If, however, it is fragmented and cannot be entirely recovered, the operator may use curettage (scraping) to remove the remaining exposed fragments, then burn them with an electro-cauterization tool, in an effort to destroy them in place.
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Larger cysts may be removed entirely.
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^ Cryotherapy freezing the growth with liquid nitrogen Curettage cutting out or scraping off the growth Cauterization burning the tissue to destroy the growth What is keratosis pilaris?

.In such cases the cyst may or may not recur.^ The cyst may recur if the cyst wall is not removed.

^ A completely removed cyst will not recur, though if the patient has a predisposition to cyst formation, further cysts may develop in the same general area.
  • my dog has a lump, pls help! - Puppy & Dog Forums 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.dogforums.com [Source type: General]

^ But if the case is complicated then a biopsy can be necessary to treat the condition as some other skin diseases may have the similar appearance as skin cysts.

.In either case, the incision is then disinfected and, if necessary, the skin is stitched back together over it.^ In either case, the incision is then disinfected and, if necessary, the skin is stitched back together over it.
  • Sebaceous Cyst Removal Laguna Niguel Dermatologist - Lenore Sikorski, MD 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.drsikorski.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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^ But if the case is complicated then a biopsy can be necessary to treat the condition as some other skin diseases may have the similar appearance as skin cysts.

^ At first I went to a surgeon, who cut back a bit of my hair and did the incision and stitches thing.
  • Self Cyst Removal, not self trepanation | Ask MetaFilter 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC ask.metafilter.com [Source type: Original source]

.A scar will most likely result.^ A scar will most likely result.
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^ The results show that there is a focus of bright T2 signal in the right maxillary antrum, most likely a mucous retention cyst.
  • Mucous Retention Cyst: How to Address? | OsseoNews Discussions on Dental Implants 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.osseonews.com [Source type: General]

.In some cases where "cure rate" is not 100% the resulting hole is filled with an antiseptic ribbon after washing it with an iodine based solution.^ In some cases where "cure rate" is not 100% the resulting hole is filled with an antiseptic ribbon after washing it with an iodine based solution.
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^ If the cyst can be removed in one piece, the "cure rate" is 100%.
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.This is then covered with a field dressing.^ This is then covered with a field dressing.
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The ribbon and the dressing are to be changed once or twice daily for 7-10 days after which the incision is sewn up or allowed to close by secondary intention, i.e. by forming granulation tissue and healing "from the bottom up."
.An infected cyst may require oral antibiotics or other treatment before and/or after excision.^ If a cyst becomes painful, it may be infected.
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^ Oral antibiotics or other treatment before excision.
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^ An infected cyst may require oral antibiotics or other treatment before and/or after excision.
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.An approach involving incision, rather than excision, has also been proposed.^ An approach involving incision, rather than excision, has also been proposed.
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^ These are the general approaches used: Traditional wide excision or total incision.
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^ Traditional wide excision— involving dissection and removal of the cyst completely from the surrounding tissue through an elliptical incision—is considered the gold standard of treatment.
  • What’s the best treatment for sebaceous cysts? — The Journal of Family Practice 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.jfponline.com [Source type: Academic]

[9]

Non-surgical

.Another common and effective method of treatment involves placement of a heating pad directly on the cyst for about fifteen minutes, twice daily, for about 10 days (depending on size and location of the cyst).^ Cysts may or may not produce symptoms, depending upon their size and location.
  • Cysts Symptoms, Types, Signs, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment by MedicineNet.com 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.medicinenet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Another common and effective method of treatment involves placement of a warm, moist cloth (compress) or a heat-pad over the area directly on the cyst for about fifteen minutes, twice daily, for about 10 days (depending on size and location of the cyst).
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Sebaceous Cyst 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.moondragon.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The need for treatment and the type of treatment depend on the type of cyst, its location and your symptoms.
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[10] .There is some anecdotal evidence however that this home remedy can lead to infection in a previously uninfected cyst.^ There is some anecdotal evidence however that this home remedy can lead to infection in a previously uninfected cyst.
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^ Is there any home remedy for some type of cyst on a dogs tail that I can try at home before sebaceous, or oil - producing, glands sometimes become plugged with gland material and other debris, which can lead to a bacterial infection; it is similar to the development of acne.
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^ Poor surgical technique or previous infection leading to scarring and tethering of the cyst to the surrounding tissue may lead to rupture during excision and removal.
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.This may be caused by an over-heated or non-sterile heat pad.^ This may be caused by an over-heated or non-sterile heat pad.
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.This method works by bringing the wax-like material inside of the cyst to a temperature at which it melts, and can be reabsorbed and processed by the body, as a small amount of oily fluid[citation needed].^ This method works by bringing the temperature of the wax-like material inside of the cyst to a temperature at which it melts, and can be reabsorbed and processed by the body, as a small amount of oily fluid.
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^ Tell your doctor if you have any of these: Small, dome-shaped lump beneath the skin Foul-smelling, cheesy-like material draining from the cyst Redness or tenderness on or around the cyst if it becomes inflamed .
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^ A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material.
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.This method is preferred over surgery both for reasons of associated costs and risks of surgery.^ This method is preferred over surgery both for reasons of associated costs and risks of surgery.
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^ You can fight it if you want to, but people will generally > prefer to see a surgeon for their surgery, and with good reason.
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^ When an owner is concerned, though, I am usually willing to remove the lump and have a pathologist check it out.  I think that is justifiable in most cases, especially if the owner understands the costs and is willing to assume the slight risk associated with anesthesia and surgery in order to find out what the lump is.
  • Lumps, Bumps, skin tags and dogs 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.vetinfo.com [Source type: Original source]

.This methodology is not applicable for non-sebaceous cysts, however, as other varieties of cysts do not contain the same hardened sebum deposits, and therefore do not melt to be reabsorbed by the body.^ This methodology is not applicable for non-sebaceous cysts, however, as other varieties of cysts do not contain the same hardened sebum deposits, and therefore do not melt to be reabsorbed by the body.
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^ Other possibilities are a sebaceous cyst.
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^ Sebaceous cyst: Cyst producing sebum.
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.Under no circumstances must one try to pop the cyst, as it can lead to infection of the surrounding tissue. The neck is a particularly dangerous region, due to the glands and blood vessels[citation needed].^ Under no circumstances must one try to pop the cyst, as it can lead to infection of the surrounding tissue.
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^ The neck is a particularly dangerous region, due to the glands and blood vessels.
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^ Is there any home remedy for some type of cyst on a dogs tail that I can try at home before sebaceous, or oil - producing, glands sometimes become plugged with gland material and other debris, which can lead to a bacterial infection; it is similar to the development of acne.
  • What is the best acne product for my skin? - Acne Skin Product - Knowledge Base - ACNE TREATMENT REVIEW AND PRODUCTS - Acne Treatment - Zimbio 23 January 2010 13:47 UTC www.zimbio.com [Source type: General]

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