Laura Sanders, MD

  • 836 W. Wellington Avenue, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois,60657
    773-296-8000
  • 3982 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago Eye Institute, Chicago, Illinois,60651
    773-282-2000
  • 1431 N. Western Avenue, St. Elizabeth\'s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois,60622
    773-342-8000
  • 2525 S Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois,60616
    312-236-6575

Epidermal Cysts

Epidermal Cysts
 
 
  • Epidermoid cysts represent the most typical cutaneous cysts. While they may possibly occur anywhere around the body, normally around the face, top of the head and neck.
  • Until recently, epidermoid cysts were actually known by means of various words, including follicular infundibular cysts, skin cysts, and skin introduction cysts.
  • The definition of skin introduction cyst makes reference specially for an epidermoid cyst be the result of the actual implantation associated with skin factors in the skin.
  • The term milia is the term for small, shallow epidermoid cysts.
  • Epidermoid cysts usually are asymptomatic.
  • Less commonly, the cysts can be inflamed or infected, resulting with pain and tenderness. 
  • Asymptomatic epidermoid cysts don't have to be treated. 
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