Sebaceous Cysts of the breast
Sebaceous cysts are caused by a blockage of the sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands secrete ‘sebum’, which lubricates the hair and skin.
There are sebaceous glands in many areas of the body, but they are most abundant on the face and scalp. A sebaceous breast cyst is a type of epidermal cyst, which forms as a collection of keratin-like material. Normally, a sebaceous breast cysts will have a small opening to the skin, but which may not be easily visible. They are most common on the face, back of the ears, and back, but also occur on the breast. They can often appear as small bumps or lumps just beneath the skin. You can think of them as small, closed ‘sacs’, that contain keratin, which is a ‘pasty’ buildup of protein. Sometimes they smell foul, but often not. Because of their origin from skin-related tissue, they are also called epidermoid cysts. I suppose slang would call them skin cysts, and because they might have some skin oils in the keratinized materials, from oil glands, the whitish contents can look shiny and feel slippery, sometimes.
Treatment of the sebaceous cyst breast
Sebaceous cysts breast , they do not have to removed unless they are undesirable cosmetically, or, if they are infected. When a sebaceous breast cyst is infected it will look swollen and red, and be quite painful. They are usually first treated with antibiotics to bring the inflammation down, and then surgically excised. When removed surgically, it is important to remove all of the cyst wall, or there is a high likelihood of recurrence.
And of course, sebaceous cysts on the breast have nothing to do with breast cancer and do not increase the risk of breast cancer in any way.
Lets cover a few other aspects. Yes, it is basically a kind of cyst, but instead of pure liquid inside, it has the epidermoid cyst materials inside it, which are like wet dandruff all clumped together. Yes, there is a cyst wall. How to remove a sebaceous cyst on breast? Wondering about treatment, are you? What is the treatment? With freezing, (local anaesthesia), the medical, I mean, surgical way to treat these is to make a small incision through the skin, and simply remove it, and then close the skin and let it heal. These pose no hazard to your health.
How about, versus breast cancer? As I said earlier, these are not cancer and have potential to become cancer. I should also mention, these occur just below the skin, in the fat layer, not deeper in the breast parenchyma.
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