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Cyst or Abscess Drainage

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Cyst or Abscess Drainage

What is Cyst or Abscess Drainage?

Cyst or abscess drainage occurs when an incision is made in a cyst or abscess in order to drain pus and flush out the area. The skin is then closed up with sutures. In some cases, a drainage tube is left in the skin for several days in order to finish the drainage process.

Also Known As:

  • Cyst surgery

Conditions Treated with Cyst or Abscess Drainage:

Cyst or abscess drainage is utilized in order to treat infected tissue in the skin, like from an infected wound.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Cyst or Abscess Drainage:

A non-surgical alternative to cyst or abscess drainage is the use of antibiotics. There is no comparable surgical alternative to cyst or abscess drainage.

Anesthesia with Cyst or Abscess Drainage:

Cyst or abscess drainage is performed with local anesthesia.

Potential Complications from Cyst or Abscess Drainage:

One potential complication of cyst or abscess drainage is a negative reaction to the anesthesia that is used. It is also possible for the infection to return following the procedure.

Prognosis after Cyst or Abscess Drainage:

The prognosis for a positive end result following cyst or abscess drainage is good. In fact, the majority of infections are treated successfully with the procedure.

Recovery from Cyst or Abscess Drainage:

There is generally no recovery time for cyst or abscess drainage. If the drainage tube is left in the skin to complete the drainage process, then recovery can take up to a few days.

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