whats a sebaceous cyst ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    A sebaceous cyst (a form of trichilemmal cyst; also called: keratin cyst; sometimes wrongfully called: epidermal cyst or epidermoid cyst (see ICD-10 L72.0)) is a closed sac or cyst below the surface of the skin that fills with a fatty white, semi-solid material called sebum.

    The scalp, ears, genitals, and face are common sites for sebaceous cysts, though they may occur anywhere on the body except the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. They are smooth to the touch, vary in size, and are generally round in shape.

    They are generally mobile masses that can consist of fibrous tissues and fluids, to a fatty, (sebaceous), substance that resembles cottage cheese, or a somewhat viscous, serosanguinous fluid, (containing purulent and bloody material). A cyst can be excised in its entirety or, more commonly, can rupture during excision and removal. Cysts can recur, either if they are ruptured or not

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sebaceous cysts of the skin occur when the duct from the sebaceous gland gets blocked. The secretion from the gland continues but can't escape, so the gland swells and the cyst forms. These cysts may be as small as a pinhead or grow to be the size of a tennis ball.

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  • 3 years ago

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  • 1 decade ago

    Is a collection of tallow, the grease that maintain lubricated the skin. When a sebaceous gland is blocked with something (grease, dust, hair), this tallow will increase the amount and sometimes be infected. The substance in the inner part is fetid. Appears in the most greasy areas (head, back, genitals).

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  • Jo
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Sebaceous cysts are easy to remove if they are in other places. However, if it is in a delicate position then better stop thinking about excision ! You can have a 2nd or 3rd opinion if you want to but I advice that you go to reliable doctors!

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  • 1 decade ago

    we have glands or pores in our skin......sebaceous glansds in our skin produce oil called sebum. excessive sebum production and bacteria in the pores can produce pimples like whiteheads. a whitehead which is a large pimple is a sebaceous cyst

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Its a pocket of fluid or pus i get them and its in the hair follicle then its called a faruncle warm rags draining and a prduct called boil-ease work for me see a pharmacist

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yuck, a fluid/smega filled cavity usually in the base of the spine at the tailbone... if you have one, you should have it drained or removed... yuck!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    dont know

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