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how can i get rid of a sebaceous cyst on my scalp?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Trichilemmal Cyst: Definitive treatment is complete excision of the cyst. Several methods can be used to surgically remove these cysts. A small linear incision, an elliptical excision and a circular dermal punch incision all are effective ways to remove the cysts. Scalp cysts are called trichilemmal cysts.
Answered on Jun 2, 2018
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Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cut it out!: Sebaceous cysts are surgically removed. This allows for removal of the mass and the lining of the cyst to prevent recurrence. Infected cysts are lanced to drain the contents, but will often recur. If the lining is not removed after the infection has cleared, the lining cells often survive the infection and will form another cyst.
Answered on Oct 7, 2018
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