Please note: This information was current at the time of publication. But medical information is always changing, and some information given here may be out of date. For regularly updated information on a variety of health topics, please visit familydoctor. An epidermoid cyst is a benign not cancer , slow-growing skin growth that results from injury to a hair follicle in association with acne, from a defect in the skin or from injury to the skin beneath the skin surface.
Sebaceous Cyst: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Language: English French. Benign subcutaneous facial cysts are common in children and young adults. They are largely of cosmetic concern. Removal of sebaceous and epidermoid cysts in this population can leave unsightly scars, occasionally worse in appearance than the original pathology. In the present case report, the technique of cyst excision via an intaoral route is outlined. The literature review emphasizes the importance of placing facial incisions in inconspicuous areas.
Minimal Excision Technique for Removal of an Epidermoid Cyst
Back to Health A to Z. A skin cyst is a fluid-filled lump just underneath the skin. It's common and harmless, and may disappear without treatment. It can be difficult to tell whether a lump is a cyst or something else that might need treatment. Boils and abscesses are painful collections of pus that indicate an infection.
Three main techniques are used to excise sebaceous cysts: conventional wide excision, minimal excision, and punch biopsy excision. A new method with two steps is proposed. First, a laser is used to make a small hole for removal of the content.