Background: Epidermoid cysts are cutaneous benign tumors commonly seen in young or middle-aged adults. Plasma exeresis is an innovative technique for several skin conditions: it causes ionization of the atmospheric gas between the proximal tip of the device and the tissue to be treated, creating sublimation of the tissue. Objective: To remove the cyst with a novel technique that allows a good cosmetic result. Materials and methods: Patients with clinical diagnosis of at least one epidermal cyst, aged between 18 and 70 years were enrolled. A standardized procedure was used. After administration of topical and sometimes local anesthesia (for cysts bigger than 1 cm), a tiny hole was created with plasma exeresis. The content of the cyst was then extruded and Micro Hartman Alligator Ear Forceps pulled out the loosened capsule. Results: Twenty patients aged between 18 and 68 years were enrolled: 11 males (55%) and 9 females (45%). Twenty-eight cysts were successfully removed. The diameter ranged from 3 to 24 mm. No side effects were observed. The scar measured not more than 3 mm. Conclusion: This study suggests that plasma exeresis could represent a good and safe option to remove noninfected cysts on cosmetic areas, although further study is required.

Plasma Exeresis Treatment for Epidermoid Cysts: A Minimal Scarring Technique / Rossi, Elena; Paganelli, Alessia; Mandel, Victor Desmond; Pellacani, Giovanni. - In: DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY. - ISSN 1076-0512. - 44:12(2018), pp. 1509-1515. [10.1097/DSS.0000000000001604]

Plasma Exeresis Treatment for Epidermoid Cysts: A Minimal Scarring Technique

ROSSI, Elena
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PAGANELLI, Alessia;MANDEL, Victor Desmond;PELLACANI, Giovanni
2018

Abstract

Background: Epidermoid cysts are cutaneous benign tumors commonly seen in young or middle-aged adults. Plasma exeresis is an innovative technique for several skin conditions: it causes ionization of the atmospheric gas between the proximal tip of the device and the tissue to be treated, creating sublimation of the tissue. Objective: To remove the cyst with a novel technique that allows a good cosmetic result. Materials and methods: Patients with clinical diagnosis of at least one epidermal cyst, aged between 18 and 70 years were enrolled. A standardized procedure was used. After administration of topical and sometimes local anesthesia (for cysts bigger than 1 cm), a tiny hole was created with plasma exeresis. The content of the cyst was then extruded and Micro Hartman Alligator Ear Forceps pulled out the loosened capsule. Results: Twenty patients aged between 18 and 68 years were enrolled: 11 males (55%) and 9 females (45%). Twenty-eight cysts were successfully removed. The diameter ranged from 3 to 24 mm. No side effects were observed. The scar measured not more than 3 mm. Conclusion: This study suggests that plasma exeresis could represent a good and safe option to remove noninfected cysts on cosmetic areas, although further study is required.
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Plasma Exeresis Treatment for Epidermoid Cysts: A Minimal Scarring Technique / Rossi, Elena; Paganelli, Alessia; Mandel, Victor Desmond; Pellacani, Giovanni. - In: DERMATOLOGIC SURGERY. - ISSN 1076-0512. - 44:12(2018), pp. 1509-1515. [10.1097/DSS.0000000000001604]
Rossi, Elena; Paganelli, Alessia; Mandel, Victor Desmond; Pellacani, Giovanni
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