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Drainage of Cystic Mass on First Left Toe

Marcus Lester R. Suntay, MD, FPCS, FPSPS, FPALES
Philippine Children's Medical Center


Skin cysts are closed, sac-like or encapsulated structures that may be filled with air, liquid, or semi-solid material, and which are mostly benign. There are many types of cysts, and they can occur in almost any place throughout the body, and can form in all ages. They are seen as slow-growing and painless lumps underneath the skin; however, some cysts may be painful if they are particularly large or are painful. Treatment depends on several factors including the type, location, size, and degree of discomfort caused. Large, symptomatic cysts can be removed surgically, while smaller, asymptomatic cysts can be drained or aspirated. Here, we present the case of a 12-year-old male with a cystic mass on his first left toe. An incision was make, and the pus was drained.

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