‘Dr. Pimple Popper’ Tackles Cauliflower-Like Cylindromas

Dr. Pimple Popper from TLC

Dr. Pimple Popper often features many fascinating dermatological cases. But the patients don’t always have growths that resemble vegetables. In a Season 8 episode, Dr. Lee tackles a patient with cylindromas on her head that bear a striking resemblance to cauliflower.

Is Dr. Lee up to handle the challenge?

Is this case too big for the Dr. Pimple Popper team?

Dr. Pimple Popper viewers really appreciate the compassion and respect that Dr. Sandra Lee shows to each and every patient. When a person shows up at her practice, they know they’re in excellent hands.

But what will happen when a patient named Elizabeth with a cauliflower-like growth shows up at Dr. Lee’s practice? In the episode, the doctor describes the condition as a “cylindroma.”

According to the National Library of Medicine, cylindromas are “appendage tumors of uncertain histogenesis. They may occur as solitary or multiple lesions. In case of multiple lesions numerous small papules and/or large dome-shaped nodules are present on the scalp like a turban, hence the name turban tumor.”

They definitely don’t sound like much fun.

Dr. Pimple Popper from TLC
Dr. Pimple Popper/TLC

The official TLC Twitter account teased a clip of the episode to show viewers what Dr. Lee is up against here.

These head masses have been growing for over 50 years” the tweet reads. “Can #DrPimplePopper solve the worst case of extensive cylindromas she’s ever seen?”

According to Elizabeth, she’s lived with the cylindromas for more than 50 years. She keeps the ones on her head hidden with hats. Elizabeth also revealed that she and her father both have the bumps, but no one else in her family does. After examining Elizabeth, Dr. Lee determines that the cylindromas are genetic.

The good news is that the cylindromas are benign. However, they now have blood vessels running through them. Dr. Lee has to find a way to remove them without causing the patient to bleed excessively.

Fans interested to see how it all plays out can tune in tonight at 9 PM eastern time. Wish Dr. Lee and Elizabeth well!

Dr. Lee continues to educate patients and viewers alike

It might be tough to remove the cylindromas, but it’s definitely not the worst case Dr. Lee and her team have seen. It’s not even the worst case Dr. Pimple Popper fans have seen on the show. The “painful puss pocket” from a recent episode definitely had even seasoned fans looking away. But at the end of the day, Dr. Lee’s goal is to educate viewers and let them know about serious dermatological issues.

Hopefully after this episode, viewers will know a bit more about cylindromas and will follow up with their own healthcare team if need be.

Love Dr. Pimple Popper? Be sure to check back often and see what Dr. Lee and the rest of her practice are up to. There will be more stories like this one to share shortly, so stay tuned for more.

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