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Doctor insights on: Sebaceous Scalp Cyst

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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I have 4 sebaceous cysts in my scalp, do I have to remove them? Will hair grow back if they are removed?

I have 4 sebaceous cysts in my scalp, do I have to remove them? Will hair grow back if they are removed?

Maybe: If it gets infected, painful, or bothers you than have it excised. If excised correctly it shouldn't effect your hair. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a sebaceous cyst on my scalp?

How can I get rid of a sebaceous cyst on my scalp?

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. ...Read more

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I had two sebaceous cyst's removed from the front part of my scalp four days ago. One still has a small lump while the other is pretty much flat wwyd?

I had two sebaceous cyst's removed from the front part of my scalp four days ago. One still has a small lump while the other is pretty much flat wwyd?

Swelling.: There are two reasons for this to occur. The first is swelling from the surgery which takes 2 weeks to resolve. The second is skin expansion when you had the cysts, if there were rather large then there would be significant skin expansion over the period the cysts were present. This takes longer to resolve and depends on your age and size of the cyst. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between a sebaceous cyst formation on the scalp and a brain tumor?

Is there any correlation between a sebaceous cyst formation on the scalp and a brain tumor?

No. : These are two very different diseases without any connection between the two. Sebaceous cysts arise from the oil glands next to hair follicles; brain tumors form deep to the skull. ...Read more

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I have two marble sized lumps in my scalp, been there for yrs causes no pain or discomfort, are they sebacious cysts?

I have two marble sized lumps in my scalp, been there for yrs causes no pain or discomfort, are they sebacious cysts?

Pilar cysts: Pilar cysts are common, occurring in 5-10% of the population.[1] greater than 90% occur on the scalp, where pilar cysts are the most common cutaneous cyst. Pilar cysts are the second most frequent type of cyst on the head and neck.[2, 3] pilar cysts are almost always benign, malignant transformation being extremely rare. Pilar cysts may be sporadic or may be autosomal dominantly inherited. ...Read more

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Is it a sebacious cyst even if there was hair growing on it? The cyst grew on the scalp. My husband's doctor, a surgeon didn't X-ray or had biopsy it.

Yes: A sebaceous cyst can occur in hair bearing skin or in the scalp. It is a epidermal inclusion cyst and can represent a cyst from hair follicles sweat ducts or similar structures in the dermis of skin it is benign. ...Read more

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