while few cysts may be associated with syndromes. Occurs more commonly on the trunk…
Most cysts like sebaceous cyst, pilar cyst, steatocystoma, etc. are simple lesions, while few cysts may be associated with syndromes. Occurs more commonly on the trunk, neck, face, scrotum, or behind the ears. Usually asymptomatic, slowly growing.
There are many surgical approaches to cysts excision. Complete surgical excision removes the cyst along with the sac and prevents recurrence. The minimal excision technique or narrow hole extrusion technique is less invasive and involves a 2- to 3-mm incision to express the cyst contents and extraction of the cyst wall. Variations like punch biopsy instruments to create the opening into the cyst can be done.
Cyst removal takes around 30-60 minutes, depending on the size, number, location etc.
The procedure is done under local anesthesia so that you will not feel anything during the cyst removal.
Stitches are placed to close the incision and to minimize scarring.