Surgical Removal of Deep Skin Cyst
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- Cysts are closed sac-like or capsule structures that may be filled with semisolid material, gaseous material, or liquid.
- There are several causes of cysts, including genetic, infectious, and other causes that result in hundreds of types of cysts.
- Risk factors for developing a cyst are related to the underlying causes of the cyst formation.
- Most cysts are asymptomatic and have no signs. However, some cysts on the skin, mucous membranes, and those located in palpable organs often can be felt as a lump or bump; sometimes they are painful.
- Some cysts may produce symptoms related to the organs in which they are located (for example, liver, pancreas, or kidneys).
- It’s possible to diagnose cysts by palpation, ultrasound, X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, and needle biopsies.
- Most cysts do not require treatment, however, physicians may use needle aspiration or surgical removal to treat some cysts.
- There are many specialists, both medical and surgical, who may treat cysts.
- Check with a doctor before trying home remedies to remove cysts.
- The prognosis for most cysts is good; a few cysts that contain malignant cells have a more guarded prognosis.
- Most cysts are not preventable; those that are preventable are usually related to infectious causes.