Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sebaceous Cyst
A sebaceous cyst is a closed sac below the surface of the skin that has a lining that resembles the uppermost part of a hair follicle and fills with a fatty white, semi-solid material called sebum. Sebum is produced by sebaceous glands of the epidermis. Usually patients present with a lump (most often painless) on the body or limb. Not unusual, the cyst gets infected and patients present with and abscess, and this is painful.

This is one of the few huge sebaceous cysts that I have removed. The patient was a man who had kept the lump for more than 10 years, and he came only when he couldn't sit properly.

He was lucky; this is a benign disease, not a cancer. If this were cancerous, then he would be in deep trouble !

SUSAH SANGATKAH NAK DATANG AWAL ???(Is it difficult to come for treatment early ??)

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