Epidermal Cyst

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  • Epidermoid cysts represent the most typical cutaneous cysts. While they could occur anywhere around the body, they are normally found 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 term milia is the term for small, shallow epidermoid cysts.
  • Epidermoid cysts usually are asymptomatic.
  • Less often, the cysts can be inflamed or infected, resulting with pain and tenderness.
  • Asymptomatic epidermoid cysts do not have to be treated.


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