ID#: 15451
This image depicts the perineum of a female patient, which revealed the presence of a number of sebaceous cysts. Such cysts occurs when an oil producing gland of the skin becomes clogged with dead skin cells and other debris, and swells with the further production of sebum, or oil. Sebaceous glands produce oil at the base of each hair follicle, which helps to lubricate the hair shaft as it continues to grow, and move towards the uppermost surface of the skin, thereby, becoming visible as hair.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. N.J. Fiumara; Dr. Gavin Hart
Creation Date: 1976
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.