Cysts, Lumps & Bumps

There are many different types of cysts, lumps and bumps.

Sebaceous cysts or epidermoid cysts arise from part of the hair follicle. They are fixed to the skin and have a central hole, these cysts may have an associated discharge. They can occur almost anywhere on the body but most common on the body and face. Complete surgical excision of the cysts can be an effective treatment but even with surgical treatment they occasionally recur.

Lipomas are non cancerous fatty lumps. Surgical excision can be an effective treatment although a small number may recur. Larger and deeper lipomas may need additional investigation prior to surgery.

There are many other less common lumps and bumps that affect both children and adults. Treatment options for these can be discussed during a consultation.

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