116 results match your criteria Eruptive Vellus Hair Cysts


Eruptive vellus hair cysts in an unusual location with atypical pathological features.

Kaohsiung J Med Sci 2018 May 11;34(5):310-311. Epub 2018 Jan 11.

Department of Dermatology, Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Electronic address:

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Facial Eruptive Vellus Hair Cysts Occurred after 3% Minoxidil Application.

Ann Dermatol 2018 Feb 26;30(1):95-96. Epub 2017 Dec 26.

Department of Dermatology, Kyungpook National University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

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February 2018

Co-occurrence of steatocystoma multiplex, eruptive vellus hair cysts, and trichofolliculomas.

Cutis 2017 Jul;100(1):E23-E26

Department of Dermatology and the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

An association between steatocystoma multiplex (SCM) and eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs) has been recognized. Steatocystoma multiplex and EVHC have similar clinical features but distinctive histologic features. Rare cases of co-occurrence of these conditions have been known to occur on the trunk and the forehead. Read More

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July 2017
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Eruptive vellus hair cysts of the vulva.

Australas J Dermatol 2017 Nov 9;58(4):e254-e255. Epub 2017 Jul 9.

The Skin Hospital, Skin and Cancer Foundation Australia, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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November 2017
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Case Series: A Kindred With Eruptive Vellus Hair Cysts and Systemic Features.

J Cutan Med Surg 2017 Nov/Dec;21(6):564-567. Epub 2017 Jun 28.

1 Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs) often occur on the trunk and limbs. Facial involvement is uncommon. Autosomal dominant inheritance has been described, but associated extracutaneous anomalies have not. Read More

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June 2017
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A Tale of Two Cysts: Steatocystoma Multiplex and Eruptive Vellus Hair Cysts-Two Case Reports and a Review of the Literature.

Case Rep Dermatol Med 2017 5;2017:3861972. Epub 2017 Apr 5.

College of Medicine, University of Illinois-Chicago, Urbana Campus, 506 South Mathews Ave., 190 Medical Sciences Building, MC-714, Urbana, IL 61801, USA.

. Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) and eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHC) are uncommon benign tumors of the pilosebaceous unit. Both SM and EVHC are characterized by smooth, asymptomatic papules or nodules, most commonly presenting on the chest, limbs, and abdomen. Read More

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April 2017
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Trichostasis Spinulosa: An Unusual Diagnosis Presenting as a Double Lower Eyelid.

Int J Trichology 2016 Jan-Mar;8(1):21-3

Department of Pathology, ESI-PGIMSR and ESIC Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.

Trichostasis spinulosa (TS) is a relatively common but underdiagnosed disorder of the pilosebaceous follicles in which there is follicular hyperkeratosis of a dilated hair follicle with retention of telogen hairs. Clinical presentation of this disorder can be confused with comedogenic acne, keratosis pilaris, eruptive vellus hair cysts, and Favre-Racouchot syndrome. A case of a nonpruritic variant of TS in a 16-year-old boy is reported because of its unusual location as well as presentation in the lower eyelid, giving an appearance of a double eyelid. Read More

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April 2016
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Vellus Hair Cyst of the Orbit.

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2017 May/Jun;33(3S Suppl 1):S89-S91

*Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, John A. Moran Eye Center, and †Department of Radiology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

Eruptive vellus hair cysts are a developmental abnormality of vellus hair follicles that result in small cystic papules occurring most frequently on the chest and proximal extremities. Lesions of the ocular adnexa are extremely rare, and to the best of the authors knowledge, involvement of the orbit has never been reported. The authors describe a patient with an eruptive vellus hair cyst involving the orbit. Read More

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September 2017
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Clinical, dermoscopic, and histopathologic features of body hair disorders.

J Am Acad Dermatol 2015 May 5;72(5):890-900. Epub 2015 Mar 5.

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami L. Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida.

Dermoscopic examination of hair and scalp, also named "trichoscopy," is an essential tool in diagnosis of hair and scalp diseases. Trichoscopy is fast and noninvasive and can be used to evaluate hair disorders in all body areas. Body hair disorders are uncommon, and most publications on their dermoscopic features are limited to case reports or series. Read More

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May 2015
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Unusual Eyelid Dermal Keratinous Cysts of Pilosebaceous Origin.

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2016 Mar-Apr;32(2):93-7

*David G. Cogan Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory; and †Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Service, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Purpose: To describe 2 types of previously unrecognized dermal keratinous cysts of the eyelids-2 single sebaceous duct cysts derived from the glands of Zeis and 2 cases of multiple eruptive vellus hair cysts, both types associated with the pilosebaceous apparatus.

Methods: Clinical records and paraffin sections subjected to hematoxylin and eosin and acid-fast staining were critically reviewed from each case, and additional sections were immunoreacted for cytokeratins (CKs) 7, 14, and 17.

Results: Two patients had a slowly enlarging solitary sebaceous duct keratinous cyst at the eyelid margin where the glands of Zeis are located. Read More

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August 2016
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Facial steatocystoma multiplex combined with eruptive vellus hair cysts: a hybrid?

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2015 Oct 30;29(10):2051-3. Epub 2014 Jul 30.

Department of Dermatology und Venereology, Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany.

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October 2015
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Eruptive vellus hair cysts: an original case occurring in twins.

Int J Dermatol 2015 Jun 11;54(6):e209-12. Epub 2014 Jul 11.

Service d'onco-dermatologie, CHU de Nantes, place Alexis Ricordeau, Nantes, France.

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June 2015
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Clinicopathological features and expression of four keratins (K10, K14, K17 and K19) in six cases of eruptive vellus hair cysts.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2014 Jun 28;39(4):496-9. Epub 2014 Apr 28.

Department of Dermatology, Affiliated Hospital of Guangdong Medical College, Zhanjiang, Guangdong, China.

Six cases of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHC) were evaluated for histopathology and the immunohistochemical profile of Ki-67 and four keratins (K10, K14, K17 and K19). The pathological hallmark of EVHC was the existence of vellus hair shafts within the cystic cavity, but atypical pathological changes included two or three cysts and a foreign-body granuloma in three cases. Our results demonstrate that atypical pathological changes are not uncommon in EVHC, and indicate that based on keratin expression, it is likely that EVHC is derived from the infrainfundibulum and sebaceous duct. Read More

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June 2014
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Facial variant of eruptive vellus hair cyst.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2014 Jan-Feb;80(1):96

Department of Dermatology, Skin Institute and School of Dermatology, New Delhi, India.

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April 2016
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[Eruptive vellus hair cysts: prevalence and clinical features].

Gac Med Mex 2013 Jul-Aug;149(4):406-8

Departamento de Dermatología, Hospital General Dr. Manuel Gea González, México, D.F.

Background: The eruptive vellous cyst is a benign clinical entity that arises from the infundibulum of the hair unit, characterized by asymptomatic yellowish or brownish papulocystic lesions. In most cases, chest and extremities are involved. Clinical and epidemiological information in Mexico is scarce. Read More

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March 2014
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Eruptive vellus hair cyst presenting as asymptomatic follicular papules on extremities.

Indian Dermatol Online J 2013 Jul;4(3):213-5

Department of Dermatology, K. J. Somaiya Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

Eruptive vellus hair cysts were first described in 1977. They usually appear as yellow to reddish-brown papules on the chest. Usual onset is between ages 17 and 24 years, but they may be congenital. Read More

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July 2013
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Eruptive vellus hair cysts of the labia majora: detection of openings of the cysts to the epidermis by dermoscopy.

Eur J Dermatol 2013 May-Jun;23(3):417-8

Department of Dermatology, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine, 377-2 Ohno-Higashi, Osaka-Sayama, Osaka 589-8511, Japan.

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November 2015
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Eruptive vellus hair cysts.

Dermatol Online J 2012 Dec 15;18(12). Epub 2012 Dec 15.

The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, USA.

Eruptive vellus hair cyst (EVHC), described initially in 1977, is a benign dermatologic condition that is characterized by the sudden appearance of monomorphic, follicular, asymptomatic, small papules in children and young adults. The diagnosis is based on the histopathologic findings of stratified-squamous epithelium with a granular layer that surrounds a cystic space filled with laminated keratin and a variable number of vellus hair cysts. EVHC can be associated with steatocystoma multiplex. Read More

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December 2012
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Dermoscopy distinction of eruptive vellus hair cysts with molluscum contagiosum and acne lesions.

Pediatr Dermatol 2012 Nov-Dec;29(6):772-3. Epub 2012 May 29.

Pediatric Dermatology Department, Hospital Infantil of México Federico Gómez, Mexico City, Mexico.

Eruptive vellus hair cysts are benign lesions that can be difficult to distinguish from other skin conditions, including molluscum contagiosum and acne vulgaris. Diagnosis can be corroborated with histopathology. We emphasize differing dermoscopy features to help distinguish eruptive vellus hair cysts from molluscum contagiosum or acne. Read More

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September 2013
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Eruptive vellus hair cysts: report of a new case with immunohistochemical study and literature review.

Dermatology 2012 28;224(1):15-9. Epub 2012 Mar 28.

Department of Dermatology and Laboratory of Dermatopathology, Edouard Herriot Hospital Group, Lyon, France.

Eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHC) are rather uncommon lesions, of which 222 cases have been published in the literature. Their etiopathogenesis is poorly known. We report herein a new typical case of EVHC that was studied immunohistochemically. Read More

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August 2012
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What is your diagnosis? Eruptive vellus hair cysts.

Cutis 2011 Nov;88(5):216, 219-20

Department of Dermatology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA.

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November 2011
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Familial eruptive vellus hair cysts.

Pediatr Dermatol 2012 May-Jun;29(3):367-9. Epub 2011 Dec 9.

Department of Dermatology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 27710, USA.

Eruptive vellus hairs cysts are benign papules consisting of small cysts containing multiple vellus hairs. An eruption commonly develops on the chest and sometimes the upper extremities. These papules are asymptomatic or rarely pruritic. Read More

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September 2012
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Eruptive vellus hair cysts: a systematic review.

Am J Clin Dermatol 2012 Feb;13(1):19-28

Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, FL,

We report the results of the first systematic review of the worldwide literature on eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHC). It is likely that EVHC are less rare than it may appear from the scarcity of related publications in the literature. EVHC may be present at birth and may appear at any age, although they show a clear trend towards occurring during the first 3 decades of life. Read More

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February 2012
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Comparative treatment of multiple vellus hair cysts with the 2940 nm Er:YAG and 1540 nm Er:Glass laser.

J Cosmet Laser Ther 2011 Oct;13(5):223-6

Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology, University of Leipzig, Germany.

Eruptive vellus hair cysts occur sporadically, hereditarily or in association with other diseases due to developmental anomalies of vellus hair follicles. Here, we report on a 41-year-old male with multiple vellus hair cysts of the forehead, who was successfully treated three times with a non-ablative, non-fractional 1540 nm Er:Glass laser on one side of his face, and with an ablative non-fractional 2940 nm Er:YAG laser on the other side, at intervals of 6-12 weeks. Over the whole treatment period of about 9 months, we could observe a marked reduction in the total number of cysts. Read More

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October 2011
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A Case of Multiple Pilosebaceous Cysts.

Case Rep Dermatol 2010 Jul 2;2(2):116-119. Epub 2010 Jul 2.

Department of Dermatology, Kinki University Faculty of Medicine, Osakasayama, Japan.

Multiple pilosebaceous cysts include the entities of steatocystoma multiplex and eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs). Multiple pilosebaceous cysts are proposed to be one entity originating in the pilosebaceous duct, since steatocystoma multiplex and EVHCs are frequently present concomitantly and are caused by a cystic change in the same pilosebaceous duct. Here, we describe a patient with yellowish papules, 3-8 mm in diameter, on the neck and skin-colored or light-brown papules, 1-3 mm in diameter, on the neck, chest and upper abdomen. Read More

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July 2010
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A case of eruptive vellus hair cysts that developed on the labium major.

Ann Dermatol 2009 Aug 31;21(3):294-6. Epub 2009 Aug 31.

Department of Dermatology, Kangdong Sacred Heart Hospital, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea.

Eruptive vellus hair cysts are asymptomatic, flesh-colored-to-bluish, 1-to-4 mm-sized papules that are usually located on the chest and extremities of children and young adults. Histologically, small cysts are observed in the mid-dermis and these cysts contain multiple hair shafts and keratinous materials. We report here on a case of eruptive vellus hair cysts that developed on a rare site, the labium major. Read More

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August 2009
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Papules on the trunk. Eruptive vellus hair cysts.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2010 Apr;35(3):e74-5

Department of Dermatology, Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, UK.

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April 2010
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Eruptive vellus hair cysts: report of a pediatric case with partial response to calcipotriene therapy.

Cutis 2009 Dec;84(6):295-8

Acibadem University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs) are characterized by asymptomatic, follicular, comedonelike papules usually located on the anterior chest and abdomen. We present a pediatric case of EVHC associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder that partially responded to calcipotriene cream within 2 months. Our aim is to refamiliarize clinicians with a common albeit frequently unrecognized disorder of vellus hair follicles. Read More

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December 2009
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Eruptive vellus hair cysts: an alternative diagnosing method.

Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2009 Sep-Oct;75(5):537-8

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May 2010
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Treatment of multiple eruptive vellus hair cysts with carbon dioxide laser vaporization and manual lateral pressure.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2009 Dec 29;34(8):e716-8. Epub 2009 Jul 29.

Dermatology Service, Juan Canalejo Hospital, La Coruña, Spain.

Treatment of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHC) is often unsatisfactory. Laser treatment has been described as an adequate treatment in a few reports. Pulsed carbon dioxide (CO(2)) laser has been used effectively for facial EVHC and erbium:yttrium-aluminium-garnet laser has been used to treat truncal EVHC with variable outcomes. Read More

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December 2009
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Pruritic bluish-black subcutaneous papules on the chest.

Dermatol Online J 2008 Mar 15;14(3):14. Epub 2008 Mar 15.

College of Physicians & Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.

Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is characterized by multiple dermal cysts involving the pilosebaceous glands. Although most presenting cases are sporadic, there is a rare familial syndrome involving a mutation in keratin 17 (K17) that is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion. SM often presents concomitantly with eruptive vellus hair cysts (EHVS) and pachyonychia congenital type 2 (PC-2). Read More

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March 2008
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Two Pilosebaceous Cysts with Apocrine Hidrocystoma in One Biopsy Site: A Spectrum of the Same Disease Process?

Ann Dermatol 2008 Mar 31;20(1):11-3. Epub 2008 Mar 31.

Department of Dermatology Inje University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

A 28-year-old woman presented with multiple, asymptomatic, erythematous to bluish papules located on the chest. Histopathologically, three round, well defined cystic structures were seen on the upper and lower dermis. The first cyst was milia, the second was apocrine hidrocystoma and the other, largest cyst was an eruptive vellus hair cyst (EVHC). Read More

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March 2008
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Eruptive vellus hair cysts.

Dermatol Online J 2007 Jan 27;13(1):14. Epub 2007 Jan 27.

New York University Department of Dermatology, USA.

A 20-year-old man presented with multiple, asymptomatic, follicular papules that were distributed over his abdomen. Microscopic examination showed classic features of a vellus hair cyst. The term eruptive vellus hair cysts refers to a benign condition, which may be inherited or acquired. Read More

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January 2007
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Tazarotene 0.1 percent cream fares better than erbium:YAG laser or incision and drainage in a patient with eruptive vellus hair cysts.

Dermatol Online J 2006 Oct 31;12(6). Epub 2006 Oct 31.

University of California at Santa Barbara, USA.

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October 2006
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Unilateral eruptive vellus hair cysts occurring on the face.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2006 Nov;20(10):1314-6

Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Kyunghee University, #1 Hoeki-Dong, Dongdaemun-Ku, Seoul 130-702, Korea.

Eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHC) are small, cystic papules that usually occur on the chest and extremities. Their aetiology is unknown. Fewer than 10 cases of a variant form of EVHC that occur exclusively on the face have been reported. Read More

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November 2006
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Follicular hybrid cysts with infundibular, isthmic-catagen, and pilomatrical differentiation: a report of 2 patients.

Ann Diagn Pathol 2006 Apr;10(2):110-3

Department of Pathology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75246, USA.

The term hybrid cyst was originally coined to describe combination follicular cysts with both epidermoid and trichilemmal (pilar) epithelial zones, separated by an abrupt transition. The concept has since expanded to include many different combinations of pilosebaceous unit differentiation. Entities previously reported also include infundibular and pilomatricomal cyst, trichilemmal and pilomatricomal cyst, eruptive vellus hair cyst combined with steatocystoma or trichilemmal cyst, and trichilemmal, sebaceous, and pilomatricomal cyst. Read More

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April 2006
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Eruptive vellus hair cysts: an effective extraction technique for treatment and diagnosis.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2006 Mar;20(3):264-8

Department of Dermatology and Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Mersin University, Mersin, Turkey.

Background: Eruptive vellus hair cysts are uncommon developmental anomalies of vellus hair follicles that are observed in young patients. Two patients were evaluated for asymptomatic flesh-coloured papules appearing on the chest, abdomen and axillae. Lesions of both patients were diagnosed histologically as eruptive vellus hair cyst, which is a disorder with no standard treatment option. Read More

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March 2006
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Early recurrence of eruptive vellus hair cysts after Er:YAG laser therapy: case report and review of the literature.

Dermatol Surg 2005 Dec;31(12):1741-4

Department of Dermatology, University of Regensburg, Germany.

Background: Therapy of eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs) often leads to unsatisfying results or recurrences. Recently, erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG) laser therapy has been recommended in this condition.

Objective: To report the results of Er:YAG laser treatment and discuss the treatment options in EVHC, presenting a review of the literature. Read More

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December 2005
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Acquired multiple pilosebaceous cysts on the face having the histopathological features of steatocystoma multiplex and eruptive vellus hair cysts.

Int J Dermatol 2005 Oct;44(10):861-3

Department of Dermatology, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Japan.

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October 2005
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Eruptive vellus hair cysts in a patient with Lowe syndrome.

Pediatr Dermatol 2004 Jan-Feb;21(1):54-7

Department of Dermatology, Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA.

We present a 20-year-old patient with Lowe syndrome and eruptive vellus hair cysts. Also known as oculocerebrorenal syndrome, it is an X-linked recessive disorder localized to Xq24-26.1. Read More

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June 2004
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Eruptive vellus hair cyst in patients with chronic renal failure.

Dermatology 2004 ;208(1):67-9

Department of Dermatology, National Defense Medical College, Tokorozawa, Japan.

Two cases of eruptive vellus hair cysts associated with chronic renal failure are reported. Histologically the lesions of both cases showed cystic structures in the dermis lined by squamous epithelium which contained varying amounts of vellus hair shafts. Immunohistochemical studies using monoclonal anti-AGE (advanced glycation end product) antibody demonstrated that keratinous materials within the cystic structures were immunoreactive to the antibody, whereas those of cystic lesions (epidermal cyst, eruptive vellus hair cyst, steatocystoma multiplex, trichofolliculoma and trichilemmal cyst) seen in otherwise healthy individuals were negative. Read More

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June 2004
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Clinical and histologic features of 64 cases of steatocystoma multiplex.

J Dermatol 2002 Mar;29(3):152-6

Department of Dermatology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) shares many clinical features and may show overlapping histopathological features with eruptive vellus hair cyst (EVHC). Clinical data and pathologic features of 64 patients with SM were evaluated in detail. Most of the cases were sporadic, with an average onset age of 26 years and distribution on the arms, chest, axillae, and neck. Read More

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March 2002
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Eruptive vellus hair cysts presenting as multiple periorbital papules in a 13-year-old boy.

Pediatr Dermatol 2002 Jan-Feb;19(1):26-7

Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan 48202, USA.

Eruptive vellus hair cysts (EVHCs) are small, cystic papules that usually occur on the chest and proximal extremities of children and adults. The etiology is unknown. EVHCs of the eyelids have been reported infrequently. Read More

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April 2002
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Anhidrotic ectodermal dysplasia with eruptive vellus hair cysts.

Int J Dermatol 2001 Jun;40(6):401-2

Department of Dermatology, Gülhane Military Medical Academy, School of Medicine, Etlik, Ankara, Turkey.

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June 2001
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