WHAT IS STEATOCYSTOMA MULTIPLEX
What is it?
Steatocystoma multiplex is an uncommon disorder of the pilosebaceous unit characterized by the development of numerous sebum-containing dermal cysts. The relationship of steatocystoma multiplex to the development of sebaceous glands and common presentation at puberty suggest a hormonal trigger for lesion growth.
What can be done for it?
As far as we know, there is no easy answer for this condition. Lancing them and trying to remove the sebaceous sac or using laser is the best thing that we can do but we have to give you a head’s up that it is costly and not that effective with risks of scarring. There was a study years ago in korea where the doctors took five patients and did a minimal invasive surgery that was said to be tested for getting rid of the cysts. The article said that it was successful, fast, and there was no sign of scarring on the test subjects. It is a new procedure and not much could be found on it. It is called steatocystoma multiplex vein hook surgery where they use a hook-like tool to remove the sebaceous sac, and it seemed to be successful. There have been no new updates to this study yet.