Cyst Removal


Cyst Removal

What is a cyst?

Cysts are closed sac-like structures which can form anywhere in the body. These sacs are filled with fluid gaseous material or semisolid. Most cysts are benign but sometimes they can contain malignant cells. Common types of cysts are sebaceous which are formed under the skin, breast, and pilonidal which are formed above the cleft of the buttocks.

What are the reasons behind the formation of cysts?
  • Blockages in ducts
  • Swollen hair follicles
  • Infection
When cyst removal is done?

Surgical removal or drainage of a cyst is needed if it has grown large, painful, or becomes infected.

Cyst removal is performed under general anaesthesia depending on the size of the cyst and location. The surgeon will make an incision or cut on the skin above or near the cyst to either drain or remove it. After this, the surgeon may close and cover the skin with sterile-strips and a gauze dressing or surgical glue. If a patient has more than one cyst, they can be removed during the same visit.