Pediatric dermoid cysts are characterized by a pocket or cavity under the skin that contains tissues typically present in the outer layers of skin.  This pocket or cavity forms a mass that may be visible at birth, although many times these cysts are not seen until later years.  Dermoid cysts are usually present on the head, neck, face (eyebrow).

Pyogenic granuloma

Pyogenic granuloma is a common skin growth which are small, round, and usually red in color. Pyogenic granulomas tend to bleed easily as they contain a large number of blood vessels.  Pyogenic granuloma may also be known as lobular capillary hemangioma.


Lipomas are a benign growth of fatty tissue encapsulated in a thin fibrous capsule.  Lipomas are usually found just beneath the skin.  They are found most commonly on the upper body, neck, upper thighs, upper arms and armpits.  One or more lipoma may be found at the same time.


A cyst is a small lump under the skin.  Typically, these cysts are not painful, however, may get inflamed and become tender to the touch.  Management of a cyst is typically through excision of the area.