Sebaceous cyst


A small, slow-growing, noncancerous lump in the skin.


The most common location for a sebaceous cyst is on the face, neck, and trunk. It differs from an epidermoid cyst in that it arises from the glands that secrete oily matter (sebaceous glands).


Often painless, sebaceous cysts rarely cause symptoms or need treatment.


A cyst that causes trouble can be removed.

Last Updated Nov 1, 2023

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