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¿Qué son los quistes sebáceos testiculares?

Los quistes sebáceos, también conocidos como quistes epidermoides, son tumores benignos que se forman cuando la queratina bloquea el orificio por donde sale el sebo producido por la glándula sebácea. Estos quistes suelen ser de color blanco amarillento y tienden a desarrollarse en áreas donde hay pelo, como el cuero cabelludo, el pecho, la espalda, la cara, la parte superior del brazo, el escroto y el pene.

Causas de los quistes sebáceos testiculares

Los quistes sebáceos pueden ser causados por diferentes factores, como un trauma en la piel, altos niveles de testosterona o una predisposición genética. Es importante conocer estos factores para entender mejor cómo prevenir su aparición.

¿Es necesario extirpar los quistes sebáceos en los genitales?

En general, los quistes sebáceos testiculares no suelen generar dolor ni afectar las relaciones sexuales o la fertilidad. Dado que son tumores benignos, no degeneran en cáncer. Sin embargo, pueden infectarse, provocando la aparición de un pequeño grano de pus. Aunque la mayoría de las veces son asintomáticos y no requieren tratamiento, puede ser necesario extirparlos si son muy visibles, supuran mucho o causan fiebre en el paciente, o por motivos estéticos.

Tratamientos disponibles

Los quistes sebáceos no pueden eliminarse con pomadas ni pastillas. La única opción es la extirpación quirúrgica, un procedimiento sencillo que se realiza con anestesia local y sin necesidad de hospitalización. Esta intervención provoca molestias leves y deja una pequeña cicatriz, cuyo tamaño dependerá del tamaño del quiste.

¿Cómo saber si un quiste está infectado?

Un quiste infectado puede presentar signos como enrojecimiento, dolor a la presión y calor al palparlo. En estos casos, se intenta inicialmente un tratamiento con antibióticos. Si no hay mejoría en 36-48 horas, se procede a su drenaje mediante una incisión con anestesia local y evacuación del contenido infectado.

Elimination of sebaceous cysts on genitals without surgery

En nuestros Centros Médicos, ofrecemos un tratamiento innovador para eliminar quistes epidérmicos utilizando el Láser de Erbium (Lotus II) o el Láser de Dióxido de Carbono (Firexel-Morexel). El Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra ha desarrollado una técnica avanzada que elimina estos quistes de forma definitiva mediante una incisión láser, permitiendo drenar el contenido y quitar la cápsula. Este procedimiento es indoloro, ambulatorio, efectivo y no deja cicatrices.

Procedimiento con Láser Lotus II

El Láser Lotus II permite realizar el procedimiento sin necesidad de anestesia, ya que su alta velocidad de impacto no genera dolor. Consiste en hacer un pequeño orificio en la pared del quiste para drenar todo su contenido y extraer la cápsula. La piel donde estaba el quiste se contrae, similar a un rejuvenecimiento facial no quirúrgico con láser. Este procedimiento no deja cicatrices y el paciente puede retomar sus actividades de inmediato.

How is it the procedure?

Treatment cost

The cost will depend on the size and characteristics of the cyst.

We recommend writing an email to [email protected] and attach photos, along with your details. In this way we can estimate your treatment

Inquiries can also be made through WhatsApp in the number +54 9 11 5503-5126 

Once the budget is received, you can coordinate a shift in this same way to go directly to perform the procedure.

The value of the consultation with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra is $60,000 pesos. If you later decide to carry out the treatment, this value will be deducted from the total amount.

Doubts and queries

If you have any medical questions, send an email to [email protected]  . In this mail Only medical consultations will be received. Inquiries about shifts, payments and administrative issues are not attended.

By phone on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the following telephone numbers.

  • 0054 11 4 901 6690
  • 0054 11 4 904 3434
  • 0054 11 4 904 0880

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Book a consultation at our medical centers located in Caballito, Belgrano and Pilar

[:in]Sebaceous cysts or epidermoid cysts are benign tumors. They form when keratin blocks the hole through which sebum produced by the sebaceous gland comes out. These cysts are usually yellowish white and tend to develop in areas where there is hair, such as the scalp, chest, back, face, upper arm, scrotum and penis .

Sebaceous cysts can be caused by skin trauma and high levels of testosterone, or they can also be inherited.

Is it necessary to remove these cysts in the genitals?

It is important to note that they do not usually generate pain, nor do they affect sexual relations, or fertility . Because they are benign tumors they do not degenerate into any type of cancer. The biggest drawback they can generate is that they get infected causing a small grain of pus. Most of the time they are asymptomatic and do not require any treatment. It may only be necessary to remove them when they are very visible or suppurate a lot generating fever in the patient, or,  for aesthetic reasons .

A sebaceous cyst cannot be removed with any ointment or pill. The only possibility is  surgical removal . It is a simple intervention that is carried out under local anesthesia without the need for hospitalization and that causes mild discomfort.

How to remove these cysts?

They don’t usually give problems unless they get infected. The  data that indicate that you may be infected  are: redness, pressure pain and heat when palpating the cyst.
In this situation, an initial treatment with antibiotics is attempted, but if these do not improve the situation in 48-36 h, the most correct thing is to proceed to its drainage by making an incision on it with local anesthesia, and evacuating its contents infected.

Elimination of sebaceous cysts in genitals without surgery

The most commonly performed treatment is surgery. The operation consists of resecting the skin with the cyst, the anesthesia used can be local or general. This procedure leaves scars whose size will depend on the size of the cyst and also on the amount.

However, in our Medical Centers we treat epidermal cysts with the Erbium Laser (Lotus II) or with the Carbon Dioxide Laser (Firexel-Morexel) . The Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra has developed a new treatment to remove these cysts permanently. A laser incision is made through which it drains the contents and removes the capsule. It is a painless, ambulatory, effective procedure and leaves no scars .

With the Lotus II Laser , anesthesia is not necessary , since the high impact speed of the laser does not generate pain. The procedure consists of making a hole in the cyst wall through which we drain all its contents and extract the capsule. The skin where the cyst lodged is contracted as we do when we perform a non-surgical laser facial rejuvenation.

This procedure leaves no scars and the patient can return immediately to his activity.

How is it the procedure?

Cost of treatment

The cost will depend on the size and characteristics of the cyst.

We recommend writing an email to [email protected] and attach photos, along with your data. In this way we can budget your treatment

If you find it difficult to send photos by mail you can send a message by WhatsApp to the phone 005491169459535 , also add your name, surname and place of residence next to the reason for the consultation.

Once the budget is received, you can coordinate a shift in this same way to go directly to perform the procedure.

The value of the consultation with Dr. Ricardo Hoogstra is $ 2,000 pesos. If you later decide to perform the treatment, this value will be deducted from the total amount.

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Caballito : San José de Calasanz 176 (Av. Rivadavia 5,100 one block from the first board station). Request shift

Belgrano :  La pampa 1634 second floor apartment B. In  front of Belgrano station (Barrancas de Belgrano). Request shift 

North Zone:

Pilar : Km 46 Pan American branch pillar. Temaiken exit. Vohe Building (attached to the Pan American). Office 202 Request shift 

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