Cysts Causes, Treatments and More

By shirley
Reviewed: dr. stavarache
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Trichilemmal Cysts

Also known as pilar cysts, trichilemmal cysts bear similarities to epidermal inclusion cysts, but they tend to appear in areas with many hair follicles, such as the scalp. Typically, multiple trichilemmal cysts develop. They may also appear on the face, head and neck.

These slow-growing cysts may be an inherited condition, and they tend to occur in young people. They're flesh-colored, mobile and filled with keratin. Doctors may diagnose these cysts using visual examination. Surgery is required to remove trichilemmal cysts if they're bothersome.4Aboud, Daifallah M. Al. ‘Pilar Cyst.’ StatPearls /[Internet/]., U.S. National Library of Medicine, 25 Feb. 2021,


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