Sebaceous Cysts

Sebaceous Cysts treatment in Mangalore


Sebaceous cysts are painless, small, non-cancerous, slow-growing lumps in the skin. They are mainly found on the neck, face or torso and contain liquid or semi-liquid materials. A simple surgical procedure is recommended for removing these cysts. The procedure generally takes around 10-15 minutes depending on the type and size of the cyst. The procedure involves the administration of local anaesthesia by the doctor who then makes an incision at the site and removes the cyst from the underlying tissue. The cyst is sent to a laboratory for a biopsy. The patient will be asked to come back to the hospital for dressing and suture removal. 
After the completion of the procedure, the patient will be prescribed pain killers and antibiotics. A doctor should be immediately consulted if soakage or bleeding occurs at the site.

Pre Procedure:

  • There are no specific instructions to be followed before the procedure.


During Procedure:

  • This is an invasive procedure that usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the size and type of cyst. It is performed by the treating doctor with a nurse assisting at all times.

  • You will be asked to sign a consent form. You are settled comfortably in an area where your privacy is respected throughout the procedure.

  • The site of the cyst is exposed and the rest of the body is covered with a bedsheet/blanket. The site is cleaned with Betadine solution.

  • Local anesthesia is administered via injection by a doctor. The doctor makes an incision at the site and removes the cyst from the underlying tissue.

  • The cyst sample is sent to the laboratory for a biopsy. The site is disinfected again and sutured if the cyst is not infected. In the case of Infected Sebaceous Cyst, Incision and drainage did and dressing will be done. Finally, the area is covered with a waterproof dressing. You must come back to OPD after a week for dressing and suture removal daily in case of dressing. Sebaceous Cysts Surgery is a complicated procedure, consult with the doctor thoroughly.


Post Procedure:

  • Post-procedure, you may be advised pain killers & antibiotics. The site has to be kept dry and not wetted till the area has healed. You may sponge bathe. In case you observe soakage or bleeding from the site, contact your doctor immediately. There are no dietary restrictions after the procedure and you may resume normal activities. Post the procedure, biopsy reports are issued after three days. Manipal is providing the Best general surgery Treatment in Mangalore.

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