About Cervical dermoid cyst
What is Cervical dermoid cyst?
A cervical dermoid cyst is a type of cyst that forms in the neck area. It is a benign (non-cancerous) growth that is made up of a combination of skin tissues, such as hair, sweat glands, and sebaceous glands. It is usually found in the midline of the neck, just below the Adam's apple. Cervical dermoid cysts are usually small and painless, but they can grow larger and cause discomfort. Treatment usually involves surgical removal of the cyst.
What are the symptoms of Cervical dermoid cyst?
The most common symptom of a cervical dermoid cyst is a lump or mass in the neck. Other symptoms may include:
-Pain or discomfort in the neck
-A feeling of fullness in the neck
-A visible lump in the neck
-Swollen lymph nodes
What are the causes of Cervical dermoid cyst?
Cervical dermoid cysts are usually caused by a congenital defect in the development of the embryo. This defect causes the cells that form the skin to become trapped in the neck area during the early stages of development. The cells then form a cyst that can grow over time.
What are the treatments for Cervical dermoid cyst?
The treatment for a cervical dermoid cyst is typically surgical removal. Depending on the size and location of the cyst, the procedure may be done under local or general anesthesia. After the cyst is removed, the area may be closed with stitches or left open to heal on its own. In some cases, a drain may be placed to help remove any fluid that may accumulate. In some cases, a biopsy may be done to confirm the diagnosis.
What are the risk factors for Cervical dermoid cyst?
1. Age: Cervical dermoid cysts are most common in women between the ages of 20 and 40.
2. Genetics: Women with a family history of dermoid cysts may be at an increased risk of developing one.
3. Pregnancy: Pregnancy can increase the risk of developing a dermoid cyst due to hormonal changes.
4. Previous surgery: Women who have had previous surgery in the cervical area may be at an increased risk of developing a dermoid cyst.
5. Previous trauma: Women who have experienced trauma to the cervical area may be at an increased risk of developing a dermoid cyst.
Is there a cure/medications for Cervical dermoid cyst?
Cervical dermoid cysts are usually treated with surgical removal. Depending on the size and location of the cyst, the surgery may be done through a small incision in the neck or through a laparoscopic procedure. In some cases, medications may be prescribed to reduce inflammation or pain associated with the cyst.