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Excision of Genital Lesions

This procedure generally has to do with sebaceous cysts on the penis or scrotum. A sebaceous cyst is a cyst in the form of a ball that is hard to the touch, which develops under the skin. A sebaceous cyst is benign and harmless to health aside from a moderate risk of infection. Excision is usually performed for aesthetic reasons. First the skin is disinfected, and then local anesthesia is given. The skin is incised and the cyst is dissected and excised. Minor bleeding is sometimes controlled using electrocautery. The skin is closed with absorbable sutures. Taking Tylenol as needed is sufficient to relieve the post-operative pain. Avoid showering and physical exertion for 24 hours after the procedure. Baths are permitted after 48 hours.

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