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How are skin cysts treated?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery

Skin cysts can be treated either invasive or noninvasively. A cyst that does not respond to injection of steroids may require a cystectomy surgery through a small incision under local anesthesia in which the cyst, and its capsule is completely exenterated. The space is then cauterized to prevent further cyst formation.

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