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What are epidermal and sebaceous cysts?

On the scalp, cysts of two types are most often observed - epidermal and papillary. Outwardly, they resemble small subcutaneous nodules. These are benign formations. The reason to remove them is mainly for cosmetic purposes.

Epidermal (epidermoid) cyst is a nodular neoplasm that forms from the cells of the epidermis.

The cyst of the sebaceous glands is a nodular formation, the basis of which is made up of cells like those concentrated in the lower part of the hair follicle (the place from which hair grows). Both types of cysts have a medium-liquid consistency content.

What triggers the formation of cysts?

Cells that normally form the surface layers of the scalp penetrate deeper into the skin and continue to multiply and form a large sac filled with secretions.

Sebaceous cysts are sometimes observed in several members of the same family.

What are the symptoms of a cyst and how do you recognize them?

Both epidermal and sebaceous cysts are common smooth nodular subcutaneous formations. The skin above them does not change. The size of the cysts varies from the size of a pea, which slowly grows, reaching a size of up to several inches. Clinically, both types of cysts are very similar, and they can be distinguished from one another only by histological examination.

Epidermoid cysts can appear at any age and are most often seen in middle-aged people. They can be localized to any part of the body. A pinhole is often observed on their surface.

Sebaceous cysts can also appear at any age, but they are also more common in middle-aged people. Most often located in the scalp.

Both types of cysts can spontaneously become inflamed. Unfortunately, it is impossible to predict which cysts will remain unchanged for a long time, and which will increase in size and become inflamed.

In case of inflammation, the skin over the cyst becomes reddened and painful. Liquid contents may be released from cysts.

How are scalp cysts diagnosed?

Most often, cysts are diagnosed clinically, based on the clinical picture. If there is a rapid growth of nodular formations, it is possible to conduct a biopsy and determine the nature of the neoplasm by histological examination.

Do cysts need to be removed and how can it be done?

Considering that cysts are benign formations, they can be ignored. The most common reasons for patients wanting to remove cysts:

· for cosmetic purposes. For example, if the cyst is in a clearly visible place and does not look aesthetically pleasing

· if the cysts are regularly bumped and injured, for example, when combing hair

· if the cysts grow in size and become inflamed

Removal of cysts is performed surgically. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia. An incision is made in the skin, after which the nodular formation is removed completely. In rare cases, cysts can recur in the same locations.

Preventive measures

There are no methods that would help to avoid the formation of cysts.

Schedule your same day consultation appointment with Doctor Bartos Simona and discuss a possible cyst removal. Call us at (954) 408-2020.

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