Rule no. 1. Make sure a cyst is a cyst and not a cancer
Rule no. 2. A harmless cyst does not necessarily need removal if it is not causing any problems
cysts - DermnetNZ
- Rare proliferating trichilemmal cyst - Cocks peculiar tumour
Epidermoid cysts are the commonest and could be considered to be like a pea in a pod.
In this instance removal is relatively straightforward with local anaesthetic.
Some cysts that have been inflamed, infected or burst in the past or are recurrent can be a little trickier as the pea may now have become adherent to the surrounding skin. Nevertheless, usually local anaesthetic surgery can successfully undertaken.