Epidermoid Cyst Quiz

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Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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  • Lumps under skin

  • Reddish skin lumps

  • Redness

  • Bumps on my arm

  • Lumps on my wrist

  • Pink, bumpy skin

  • The area is hot to touch

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What is Epidermoid Cyst?

Also called sebaceous cysts, these harmless bumps under the skin are more common in men. They can be caused by skin irritation, injury, or surgery.

Typical Symptoms of Epidermoid Cyst

  • Lumps under the skin

  • Skin lumps with scabs in the center

  • Affected area is warm to touch

  • Breast lump

  • Skin lumps with black dots in the center

  • Soft lump/s on skin

  • Swelling of the affected area

  • Skin hardening

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Epidermoid Cyst

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Do you have any lumps under your skin?

  • Do you have a skin lump with a scab or crust in the center?

  • Is the affected area hot to touch?

  • Do you have a breast lump?

  • Do you have a lump with a black spot or hair follicle in the center?

Treatmentof Epidermoid Cyst

Since they're harmless, they usually don't require treatment. However, a simple surgery can be performed for infected cases or those causing discomfort.

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References

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    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1878875019309428?via%3Dihub

  • Khalid S, Khan SA, Aurangzeb A, Muhammad G, Khan Afridi EA, Muhammad D. Intradiploic Epidermoid Cyst Of The Skull. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2021 Apr-Jun;33(2):349-351. PMID: 34137560.

    https://jamc.ayubmed.edu.pk/jamc/index.php/jamc/article/view/9211/3122

  • Sîrbu OM, Chirteş AV, Mitricã M, Sîrbu CA. Spinal Intramedullary Epidermoid Cyst: Case Report and Updated Literature Review. World Neurosurg. 2020 Jul;139:39-50. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2020.03.207. Epub 2020 Apr 13. PMID: 32298825.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1878875020306781?via%3Dihub

  • Lee S, Jang M, Mann FA, Choi S, Lee JK, Kim JK. Intradiploic epidermoid cyst in a dog. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2020 Jul 15;257(2):183-188. doi: 10.2460/javma.257.2.183. PMID: 32597736.

    https://avmajournals.avma.org/view/journals/javma/257/2/javma.257.2.183.xml

  • Cui X, Wu X, Yao X. Surgical treatment for a giant epidermoid cyst on the buttock. Dermatol Ther. 2020 May;33(3):e13275. doi: 10.1111/dth.13275. Epub 2020 Feb 21. PMID: 32061013.

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Reviewed By:

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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