- In a new YouTube video, Dr. Pimple Popper removes a giant corn kernel-like cyst from a patient’s head.
- Dr. Lee pops out the cyst in one piece, resembling the white, smooth corn kernels used to make grits.
- Removing a cyst in one piece greatly decreases the chance of the cyst returning by ensuring all of the sac wall is removed.
In a new YouTube video, Dr. Pimple Popper — aka, dermatologist and TLC host Dr. Sandra Lee, MD — pops a sizable white pilar cyst from a patient’s head. In the video and description, Dr. Lee describes the cyst as hominy, or the corn kernels used to make grits. And the cyst certainly resembles the delicious smooth, white kernels.
“Hominy, hominy, hominy,” Dr. Lee captioned the video. “We have a pilar cyst today.”
The “pasole pilar cyst” is located on the back of the man’s head behind his ear. In the video, Dr. Pimple Popper makes an incision and pushes the pilar cyst out with her fingers. She then uses a pair of scissors to snip out the “corn kernel” in one whole piece, which is good news for the patient. Though a cyst “pop” may be more satisfying to a viewer, removing a cyst in one piece greatly decreases the chance it will return, as it guarantees none of the sac wall remains in the patient’s skin.
In the beginning of the video, you can also see a bit of fluid fly out of the incision, making the removal truly something to see. If you love hominy or grits, this video might ruin one of your favorite foods forever. All in a day’s work for Dr. Pimple Popper.
Watch the pasole pilar cyst video below: