I'm a 26 yr old man who had a dermoid cyst on the left eyelid excised roughly a year ago.
Diagnosis was "Dermoid cyst ruptured by foreign body giant cell reaction"
The cyst had an almost immediate recurrence, about 2 months after the operation, and I'm going in for a follow-up excision soon.
My questions are:
1. The doctor said "foreign body giant cell reaction" is common and nothing malignant about it. is that true? Any more info on that?
2. Through these past months, the contents of the cyst automatically empties through the excision (once it inflames, I guess there's 'room' for it to drain itself.....so, i get the yellow liquid followed by a little blood from it). It recurs every other week and empties itself. Once I do the follow-up surgery this month, what are teh chances of recurrence? Is there anything malignant that could arise?
Thanks MUCH in advance for your help.