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Gristle cyst in center of the chest, recurring even after surgical removal, not responding to treatment. Solution?

hi, i am a 29yr old healthy male. for over 12 months i have had a gristle cyst (self diagnosed) in the centre of my chest just abovce nipple line. 2 yrs ago i had the same 1 surgically removed by a doctor but did not have the cyst checked for cancer . (he didnt think it was that important) the cyst does not grow or change radically but it is kindo of annoying. not painful but i dont want it there. Ive started using Enar on it but unlike in the past this time it is not working. the practitioner says the cells/nerves may have died so its not responding to the treatment. what to do? many thanks in advance. Jay
Asked On : Mon, 19 Nov 2012
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dear hayesja

are we dealing with sebaceous cyst which was not excised properly.
they tend to recur if the capsule is not removed in toto

consult a different surgeon to get a second opinion
and this time do request him/her to send the sample for histopathology

dr amit

Answered: Thu, 22 Nov 2012
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