Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Illinois
A sebaceous cyst rarely causes any discomfort, at least in humans. If the capsule remains intact there should be no pain, redness, or swelling, other than it growing larger. Not due to inflammation.
If they decide to remove it, the general procedure is to anesthetize with a field block, make a half-moon shaped cut without rupturing the capsule, and using a scalpel to carefully cut out the capsule from the surrounding tissue. In many cases if performed carefully with a small spatula, the whole thing will pop out intact like a small white scallop or onion.
Suture it up and off you go.
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