Janet Neigel, MD, FACS
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Janet Neigel, MD, FACS

  • 254 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 200, Florham Park, New Jersey,07932
    973-410-1100
  • 201 Route 17 North, 11th Floor, Rutherford, New Jersey,07070
    201-549-8847

Epidermal Cysts

Epidermal Cysts
 
 
  • Epidermoid cysts represent the most typical cutaneous cysts. While they might occur anywhere around the body, normally around the face, top of the head and neck.
  • Until recently, epidermoid cysts were actually known by means of various words, including follicular infundibular cysts, skin cysts, and skin introduction cysts.
  • The definition of skin introduction cyst makes reference specially for an epidermoid cyst be the result of the actual implantation associated with skin factors in the skin.
  • The term milia is the term for small, shallow epidermoid cysts.
  • Epidermoid cysts usually are asymptomatic.
  • Less commonly, the cysts can be inflamed or infected, resulting with pain and tenderness. 
  • Asymptomatic epidermoid cysts don't have to be treated. 
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