Cysts are sacs formed by fluid, air, or any other material on the body or below the skin surface. Removing both the fluid and the sac is what the cyst removal procedure entails. Local anesthesia is given to patients with cysts less than 5 cm. Cysts that are large in size and are embedded deeply into the skin may require a more complex surgical procedure. Dr. Dasari performs cyst removal procedures at Centennial Hills Hospital in order to provide top surgical care closest to his patients.
Epidermoid (Inclusion) Cyst: A creamy or white malodorous discharge formed by the product of dead cells, due to keratin building up under the patient’s skin might be noticed in the case of inclusion cysts. If infected these cysts can grow up to 18 cm in size, causing extreme redness and extreme agony. Epidermoid cysts mostly form in areas such as the neck, back, arms, legs, and face of the patient.
Sebaceous Cyst: Hair follicles secrete an oily liquid known as sebum – A variety of problems on the scalp, face, back or armpits can occur by the formation of pores due to the inward growth of such follicles. In cases where the cysts are growing in size or are infected, a surgical procedure is definitely required.
Pilonidal Cyst: These are mostly noticed around the upper gluteal cleft and can be the cause of recurrent infections. Inward growth of hair is one of the most common reasons why such cysts occur. Removal of hair and cyst wall is necessary to get rid of the pain and the infections. A skin flap is required for protection in order to cover and heal the wound. These cysts usually occur during teenage life and can last till adulthood.
Breast Cyst: These types of cysts can sometimes be malignant hence they have to be dealt with extreme care. Pathology departments are required to examine larger cysts and ultrasound or MRI is used for the diagnoses of smaller cysts. These cysts can turn cancerous if left without a detailed check and analysis.
Ganglion Cyst: These cysts are sacs, filled with fluid around the ankles, feet, wrist, knees, elbow, hands, and joints of the hands of a patient. Such cysts mostly occur due to the result of some hit or pressure on the area. In most cases, a surgical procedure is required under the influence of local anesthesia. A small cut is usually made to pull the cyst out after the affected area is numbed by the surgeon. This might result in a scar. The size of the scar depends on the size of the cyst.