The term “sebaceous cyst” is a misnomer.
The correct nomenclature is “epidermoid cyst” because these structures have no sebaceous gland component (1).
Also known as epidermal inclusion...
Mass slowly growing over time
“Cheese-like” material expressed from cyst, often with a rancid odor
Epidermoid cyst appearance before puberty suggests an alternative diagnos...
Uncomplicated sebaceous cysts do not require regular follow-up.
Any recurrent cysts should be excised using a traditional elliptical incision.
Solid or atypical mas...
L72.3 Sebaceous cyst
L72.0 Epidermal cyst
419603000 epidermoid cyst of skin (disorder)
446936008 epidermoid cyst of skin of face (disorder)
447231001 Epidermoid c...
Sebaceous cysts (epidermoid cysts) are generally benign and do not warrant routine excision.
Indications for cyst removal include cosmesis, inflammation, concern for underlying malignan...
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