As a skin specialist, Dr. Sandra Lee is not shocked of the all kinds of monstrosities that can be identified on patient’s skin areas. However, this individual was in a position to shock even this most hardened of medical professionals. Since age 5, the man had been inhibited by a thing expanding on his hip that seemed like a tiny face pressing towards his skin.
After additional analysis, it was not a pretty sight…
An epidermoid cyst (Epidermal Inclusion cyst, Infundibular cyst), is a benign growth commonly found in the skin and typically appears on the face, neck or trunk, but can occur anywhere on the body. Another name used is “sebacous cyst” but this is actually an antiquated misnomer, and is not a term used by dermatologists. They are also the most common type of cutaneous cysts.
Epidermoid cysts result from the reproduction of epidermal cells within a confined space of the dermis.
After making the first incision, lumpy gray matter started oozing over her fingers. “At first I thought it was a lipoma, which is like a collection of fat, because it was so big and he had it for so long and he never squeezed anything out of it,” said Dr. Lee, who is also commonly known as Dr. Pimple Popper. ”
But it wasn’t a lipoma — it was a cyst that had been building up for years. I jumped when I opened it. But it didn’t smell, which is good.” Now that would’ve been the icing on the cake…