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PUBLISHED: Excision of Epidermal Inclusion Cyst

Excision of Epidermal Inclusion Cyst

John Grove
Lincoln Memorial University – DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

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

Epidermal inclusion cysts, also called keratin or epithelial cysts, are benign lumps that develop beneath the skin. They present as a slow-growing, painless lumps, usually with a punctum in the middle that represents the blockage of keratin excretion. Here, Dr. Lester Suntay with the World Surgical Foundation presents the case of a 64-year-old male with a mass on his upper back. It was noted to be gradually enlarging, and thus excision was performed in order to prevent further growth and infection.

PUBlished: Trigger Finger Release (Cadaver)

Trigger Finger Release (Cadaver)
Rothman Institute

Asif Ilyas, MD, FACS
Orthopaedic Surgeon

Vivian Xu

Stenosing flexor tenosynovitis of the digital flexor tendon sheath, also known as trigger finger, occurs when there is a size mismatch between the flexor tendon and the surrounding retinacular pulley system at the first annular (A1) pulley. When the flexor tendon thickens or becomes inflamed, its ability to properly glide through the flexor tendon sheath becomes impaired. Thus, the tendon catches as the finger is flexed and extended. Conservative management includes activity modification, splinting, short-term NSAIDs, corticosteroid injection, and other adjuvant therapies. In this video, Dr. Asif Ilyas at the Rothman Institute demonstrates a surgical approach to the treatment of trigger finger via the open A1 pulley release procedure on a cadaver.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Female Foley Catheter Insertion


Female Foley Catheter Insertion
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Col. Arthur C. Wittich, DO
Fort Belvoir Community Hospital (Retired)
World Surgical Foundation

While on a surgical mission in the Philippines with the World Surgical Foundation, Dr. Wittich preps a patient for a hysterectomy and performs a female Foley catheter insertion.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Sebaceous Cyst Excision


Sebaceous Cyst Excision
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Marcus Lester R. Suntay, MD, FPCS, FPSPS, FPALES
World Surgical Foundation, Philippines
Training Officer of the Division of Pediatric Surgery
Philippine Children’s Medical Center

In this case, Dr. Lester Suntay performs an excision of a 2-year-old sebaceous cyst from the face of an adult male.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Lipoma Excision


Lipoma Excision
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Marcus Lester R. Suntay, MD, FPCS, FPSPS, FPALES
World Surgical Foundation, Philippines
Training Officer of the Division of Pediatric Surgery
Philippine Children’s Medical Center

In this case, Dr. Lester Suntay excises an 8-year-old lipoma from the upper back of an adult male.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Aspiration of Ganglion Cyst on Right Wrist


Aspiration of Ganglion Cyst on Right Wrist
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Marcus Lester R. Suntay, MD, FPCS, FPSPS, FPALES
World Surgical Foundation, Philippines
Training Officer of the Division of Pediatric Surgery
Philippine Children’s Medical Center

This case centers around a 51-year-old female with a ganglion cyst on her right wrist. Here, Dr. Lester Suntay performs an aspiration of the cyst while on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Excision of Epidermal Inclusion Cyst


Excision of Epidermal Inclusion Cyst
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Marcus Lester R. Suntay, MD, FPCS, FPSPS, FPALES
World Surgical Foundation, Philippines
Training Officer of the Division of Pediatric Surgery
Philippine Children’s Medical Center

Here, Dr. Lester Suntay with the World Surgical Foundation performs an excision of an epidermal inclusion cyst on the upper back of a 64-year-old male.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Pediatric Excision of Ganglion Cyst from Right Wrist


Pediatric Excision of Ganglion Cyst from Right Wrist
Romblon Provincial Hospital

Marcus Lester R. Suntay, MD, FPCS, FPSPS, FPALES
World Surgical Foundation, Philippines
Training Officer of the Division of Pediatric Surgery
Philippine Children’s Medical Center

In this case, Dr. Lester Suntay excises a ganglion cyst from the right wrist of a pediatric patient while on a surgical mission with the World Surgical Foundation.