Giant Recurrent Infected Sebaceous Cyst Shoulder

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Table of contents

Preliminary Reading

Sebaceous Cysts - Introduction
Classification and Summary
Key Concepts and Practice Tips
Overview for Sebaceous Cysts


This was a large infected recurrent cyst. The surgery took place in the office under Local Anaesthetic. It was important to explain to the patient that there was a need for follow up and that the wound would be packed and not sutured. The entire process takes approximately three weeks. It does avoid the need for a complete wide excision, which is fairly major surgery.

The dressings need to be changed on a regular basis. Exploration of the wound must be gentle and not hurt the patient.

Author: Maurice Brygel