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Infected Sebaceous Cyst. Recommended surgery. What are the chances of recurrence? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:Proceed with your query.
User:One of my team member is diagnosed with "Infected Sebaccous Cyst"
User:and he is asked to under go surgery
User:Want to know details of it and is surgery is the only solution for it
Doctor:Sebaceous cyst can be treated only by means of surgery.
Doctor:Other option of putting a needle and aspirating it is associated very high recurrence.
User:But I read somewhere that after surgery also there is a chance of its recoccurence
Doctor:Before the procedure is actually done your colleague will be asked to take a course of antibiotic to treat the infection.
Doctor:Yes, sebaceous cyst is notorious for being recurrent.
Doctor:The chances of recurrence is reduced if the cyst is removed as a whole.
Doctor:And that is possible only by means of surgery.
User:what is the cause for it
Doctor:The cause is blocked sebaceous glands.
Doctor:The blocked gland can occur due to a preexisting infection, oily skin or due to unknown factors.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:yes doctor
User:thanks so much
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Do you have any other queries?
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:I have to close the window as you are not responding.
User:No doctor , not at the moment.. My team member is asked to have the surgery done tomorrow
User:is it minor or major surgery
Doctor:The procedure is not a major surgery and can be done under minimal anesthesia.
User:there is nothing to worry situation
Doctor:It involves making a small XXXXXXX close to the lump and seperating the cyst from the surrounding tissue as a whole and removing it.
User:what might be the cost for this procedure, approx cost?
Doctor:The procedure can be completed in few minutes to hour depending on the size.
Doctor:The cost of the procedure entirely depends on the surgeon doing it and the institute where it is been done.
User:Thanks so much
Doctor:On an average the cost may be few thousands INR.
Doctor:Do you have any other query>
User:No... thanks doctor
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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