Dermoid Cyst Removal (cont.)
Ben Huang, DO, MPH
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
Steven L Bernstein, MD
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Prior to removal of superficial dermoid cysts on the face, a person should know the difference between cysts and other facial growths.
In rare cases, a dermoid cyst extends into a structure deeper than skin, such as a facial cavity or an orbit. Some doctors recommend a CT scan or other imaging studies for these cases. This decision depends on the doctor's suspicion of a deep-level cyst and after a determination of risk versus benefit.
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