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March 1970

TREATMENT OF NONINFECTIOUS SEBACEOUS CYSTS BY THE PRESSING METHOD

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Dermatological Voievodeship Outpatient Department Lublin, 3 Maja 5a Poland

Arch Dermatol. 1970;101(3):370-371. doi:10.1001/archderm.1970.04000030114027
Abstract

To the Editor.—  Surgical excision has been used in the treatment of sebaceous cysts.1,2 Particular attention to removing the sac as completely as possible, must be taken.3 Danna4 and Robbins and Pensky5 suggested the electrosurgical procedure.The pressing method seems to be very simple and applicable for a variety of reasons. The sebaceous content and the sac can be removed through a small opening. The technique is as follows: the skin covering the cyst is tense and the cyst slightly pressed by the thumb and the index finger of one hand. A diathermy needle is inserted into the most prominent area of a cyst to produce an opening of about 2 mm in diameter. Care is to be taken to correlate the size of it to that of the sebaceous cyst. The application of procaine anesthesia upon the site of the diathermy needle insertion is required

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