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Dermal Cyst Excision

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What do I need to know about dermal cyst excision?

A dermal cyst excision is a procedure to remove a cyst that has grown under your skin.

How do I prepare for dermal cyst excision?

What will happen during dermal cyst excision?

What should I expect after dermal cyst removal?

You will be taken to a room to rest until you are fully awake. Healthcare providers will monitor you closely for any problems. Do not get out of bed until your healthcare provider says it is okay. Medicines may be given to prevent or treat pain, a bacterial infection, or swelling.

What are the risks of dermal cyst removal?

You may bleed more than expected or get an infection. A scar may develop as the incision heals. The scar may become large and raised. Your stitches may come apart. Blood may build up in the incision area and cause a large, swollen bruise. The nerves near your incision may be damaged.

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