Removal of Lipoma / Cysts

Removal of Lipoma / Cysts: Skin Structure Diagram
Surgical Associates of Corpus Christi

Epidermal Inclusion Cyst 

The most common type of skin cyst. Presents as a slow growing lump just below the skin.

  • The cyst is usually painless but may become red and tender if inflamed.
  • The center of the cyst contains keratin which often has a “cheesy” appearance.
  • They are more common in men.
  • There is no specific cause.
  • They are non-cancerous/benign.
  • Treatment includes the surgical removal of the cyst.


A non-cancerous/benign lump of fatty tissue just deep to the skin. 1 of every 1,000 people have a lipoma. Lipomas are usually painless however, angiolipomas (lipomas with blood vessels) are often painful. Treatment includes the surgical removal of the lipoma.

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