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Terrified Guy Saw Golf Ball-Sized Lump Under His Skin...OMG

Terrified Guy Saw Golf Ball-Sized Lump Under His Skin...OMG
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So what would you do if you had a cyst growing out of your neck? How long would it have to grow before you run to the dermatologist's office in order to get it checked out? It could be a just a normal cyst or even a growing mass of cancer cells beneath your skin. 

Dr Lee, the famous dermatologist, out here checks out such a case and drains the fluid present inside the cyst. Check out for more. 

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It was a golf ball sized lump on this man's neck.

It was a golf ball sized lump on this man's neck.

He visited Dr Lee's clinic and she was about to slice open this big lump and drain the fluid present inside it.

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This is known as an epidermoid cyst.

This is known as an epidermoid cyst.
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As the name suggests, it is present in the epidermal layer of the skin (2nd layer of skin) and it is not an ordinary phenomenon.

It's just gross!

It's just gross!
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From the looks of it, yes but this one's also yucky from the inside. Not just that, an epidermoid cyst can be localized in a body but it will create an inflammatory reaction all over the body.

Hence, it needs to be excised.

Hence, it needs to be excised.
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It resembles an abscess and the signs of this gross looking cyst would be swelling, tenderness, pain, warmth at that site and a definite iflammatory respnse.

It needs to be evacuated IMMEDIATELY!

It needs to be evacuated IMMEDIATELY!
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Once it is sliced open, it will release a cheesy white gooey substance which is a build up of the inflammatory response caused due to death of healthy cells inside the skin.

This is the procedure of the draining of that cyst.

This is the procedure of the draining of that cyst.
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It is done by the expert, Dr Sandra Lee, who often posts videos of her procedures on real patients.

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Depending on the size of the cyst, the number of procedures will be determined.

Depending on the size of the cyst, the number of procedures will be determined.
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If you're lucky enough and the cyst is small in size, it can be evacuated in one sitting.

Long standing cases of epidermoid cysts are terrible!

Long standing cases of epidermoid cysts are terrible!
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Not only does the cyst grow in size, but the material inside it will start to thicken. Usually in early stages, the material inside the skin will be mostly liquid but if you ignore for a long time, it might also turn thick and take a semi solid form.

This one seems to have hardened

This one seems to have hardened
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Along with thickening of the material inside the cyst, there are also chances of infections.

Check out this video by Dr Lee in which she excises a cyst on the cheek

A large cyst excised from the back

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