Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Subcutaneous Cyst Overview

What is a subcutaneous cyst?
A person with a subcutaneous cyst has an abnormal collection of fluid that is surrounded by a wall of tissue. Causes of subcutaneous cysts include inflammation or infection.

What are the symptoms of a subcutaneous cyst?
Symptoms of a subcutaneous cyst include a lump, which may be attached to the skin or freely moveable beneath the skin. The lump may be soft, firm, or mildly tender.

How does the doctor treat a subcutaneous cyst?
The treatment for a subcutaneous cyst depends on the cause of the nodule. Some cysts resolve without treatment. Treatment for a subcutaneous cyst may include corticosteroid medications or surgery.

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Last Updated: Feb 11, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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