Epidermal Cyst Plan

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After obtaining informed consent, the patient's identity, procedure, and site were verified during a pause prior to proceding with the minor surgical procedure as per universal protocol recommendations. 
The area was prepared with ***Betadine/Alcohol/Chlorhexidine/prep solution*** and draped. 
***1% Xylocaine/1% Xylocaine with Epinephrine/2% Xylocaine/0.5% Bupivicaine*** local anaesthetic was used for anesthesia. 
The cyst was incised with a #11 blade and the contents evacuated with pressure. 
***Hemostasis achieved with pencil point cautery without difficulty./Hemostasis achieved with pressure without difficulty.***
Bacitracin and bandaid applied. 
Tolerated well. Negligible blood loss. 
Routine instructions were given to the patient to return if any signs of infection."]
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[link url="//www.aafp.org/afp/2002/0401/p1409.html" memo="#1"] AAFP article on minimal excision technique.  Zuber (2002) Am Fam Physician 65(7):1409[/conditional]

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