Epidermoid (ep-ih-DUR-moid) cysts are noncancerous small bumps beneath the skin. Epidermoid cysts can appear anywhere on the skin, but are most common on the face, neck and trunk. Slow growing and often painless, epidermoid cysts rarely cause problems or need treatment. But you may choose to have a cyst removed by a doctor if its appearance bothers you or if it's painful, ruptured or infected. Treatment Injection. This treatment involves injecting the cyst with a medicine that reduces swelling and inflammation. Incision and drainage. With this method, your doctor makes a small cut in the cyst and gently squeezes out the contents. This is a fairly quick and easy method, but cysts often recur after this treatment. Minor surgery. Your doctor can remove the entire cyst.
You may need to return to the doctor's office to have stitches removed. Minor surgery is safe and effective and usually prevents cysts from recurring. If your cyst is inflamed, your doctor may delay the surgery. Lasers. This method involves using a carbon dioxide laser to vaporize the cyst. It results in minimal scarring.
Statistics In Germany 412.123 of extrapolated prevalence out of 824246092 populations estimated used. Major research An update on the role of the sebaceous gland in the pathogenesis of acne. Dermal cysts of the rhino mouse develop into unopened sebaceous glands.