MANY METHODS have been suggested for removal of sebaceous cysts of the skin, and each of these aims to achieve the best cosmetic result. A procedure can be termed successful when with the least inconvenience to the patient it eliminates the cyst permanently in the greatest percentage of cases and leaves a minimal amount of scarring. The incision scar which follows surgical operation with the scalpel is quite frequently undesirable. Moreover, it is also often impossible to enucleate infected cysts totally. Many methods have been described to cope with these factors. Before describing a simple electrosurgical method which we have found to be successful in a large series of cases, we here submit a review of several important procedures which have been suggested thus far.
Dubois-Havenith and Maes1 described a method of destroying cysts by means of galvanic electrolysis. They cited their experience with several
ROBBINS SJ, PENSKY N. REMOVAL OF SEBACEOUS CYSTS BY ELECTROSURGICAL MEANS. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1950;62(3):411–417. doi:10.1001/archderm.1950.01530160065010
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