Epidermoid Cysts Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

epidermoid-cysts

What are Epidermoid Cysts?

An epidermoid cyst is a benign cyst usually found on the skin. The cyst develops out of ectodermal tissue.

Epidermoid cysts can appear anywhere on the skin, but are most common on the face, neck and trunk.

Historically, epidermoid cysts have been referred to by various terms, including follicular infundibular cysts, epidermal cysts, and epidermal inclusion cysts.

Causes of Epidermoid Cysts:

The surface of the skin (epidermis) is made up of a thin, protective layer of cells that the body continuously sheds. Most epidermoid cysts form when these cells move deeper into the skin and multiply rather than slough off.

The epidermal cells form the walls of the cyst and then secrete the protein keratin into the interior. The keratin is the thick, yellow substance that sometimes drains from the cyst. This abnormal growth of cells may be due to a damaged hair follicle or oil gland in the skin.

Many people refer to epidermoid cysts as sebaceous cysts, but they’re different. True sebaceous cysts are less common. They arise from the glands that secrete oily matter that lubricates hair and skin (sebaceous glands).

The following factors increase the probability of developing epidermoid cyst:

Symptoms of Epidermoid Cysts:

The following symptoms are exhibited:

Diagnosis of Epidermoid Cysts:

Epidermoid cysts are diagnosed via the following;

Treatment of Epidermoid Cyst:

The following treatment options are available:

By : Natural Health News

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