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What is the surgical procedure for removing a sebaceous cyst and skin tag?

What is the surgical procedure for removing a sebaceous cyst and skin tag?

Incision/hypercation: Sebaceous cysts are nasty. They need to be cut out and the 'coating' around them needs to be carefully removed or it will return. Skin tags are easy. They can be scrapped off, cyrofreezed off with liquid nitrogen or burned off with an electrical current. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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What is the procedure for removing a cyst on your lower eye lid?

What is the procedure for removing a cyst on your lower eye lid?

Eye lid cyst: This depends on the location within the eye lid, weather it is superficial or deep. Either way it is office minor surgery with quick recovery and little or no pain. ...Read more

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My son will need a neurofibroma removed. What type of surgeon should perform the procedure? Is the surgery as simple as removing a cyst or lesion?

My son will need a neurofibroma removed.  What type of surgeon should perform the procedure?  Is the surgery as simple as removing a cyst or lesion?

Pediatric surgeon: Depending on where it is located a general pediatric surgeon is excellent. If on the face a plastic surgeon may be considered. Yes it should be as simple as removing a cyst or lesion...When you consult with the surgeon be sure to ask him/her these questions. The person doing the procedure will give you the best information. ...Read more

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I have retension cyst of 3.7 CM what is the procedure to remove it....

I have retension cyst of 3.7 CM what is the procedure to remove it....

Retention cyst: The best way to remove it is with surgery. This may be a minor surgery with local or more involved depending on where it is. ...Read more

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Multiple sebacious cysts removal in scrotum. Is this a painful procedure?

Multiple sebacious cysts removal in scrotum. Is this a painful procedure?

No; under anesthesia: Maximal comfort if done under general anesthesia. Can be done under local anesthesia, if so, advise applying Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) or lmx topical anesthetic cream 1/2 hour before procedure, in area where local anesthetic will be injected. Then some oral analgesics can be prescribed for post-operative pain. Ice pack to scrotum may help for 1st 24 hours. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can IVF be treamtment procedure for chocoloate cyst? Can be removed in ifvf?

Can IVF be treamtment procedure for chocoloate cyst? Can be removed in ifvf?

Not really: Ivf could be a good way to get pregnant for a woman with endometriosis, but an endometrioma ("chocolate cyst") may lower teh chance of ivf success. Ivf will not treat a chocolate cyst at all, in terms of making it go away. No, a chcocolate cyst cannot be removed as part of ivf. ...Read more

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