Pediatric Dermoid Cysts

Pediatric Dermoid Cysts

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Summary

Dermoid cysts are small cysts filled with an oily substance, much like sebaceous cysts. They are believed to be skin glands trapped beneath the surface during development. Although they can be hard to differentiate from thyroglossal duct cysts, dermoid cysts are usually simple to remove.

Causes

These cysts are present at birth and happens when the skin layers do not grow together as they should.

Symptoms

  • Lump under the skin
  • Slight blue color

Tests and Diagnosis

Treatment

The most common treatment is surgery to cut out the cyst. Your doctor will discuss treatment options with you and your child.

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