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    Dissecting Cellulitis of the Scalp Early Diagnosed by Color Doppler Ultrasound.
    Int J Trichology 2017 Oct-Dec;9(4):147-148
    Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University, Santiago, Chile.
    Dissecting cellulitis of the scalp (DC) is a chronic inflammatory condition of the scalp that ultimately leads to scarring alopecia. A healthy 19-year-old male presented with a solitary, soft, alopecic nodule that had appeared 1 year before. A color Doppler ultrasound examination showed a hypodermal anechoic fluid collection in the left parietotemporal region of the scalp, connected to the base of widened hair follicles, and presented inner echoes suggestive of debris, as well as several fragments of hair tracts. Read More

    Compressive Ulnar Neuropathy Caused by Olecranon Bursitis and Concomitant Epidermal Cyst: A Case Report.
    J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol 2017 Dec;22(4):503-507
    † Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto, Japan.
    Epidermal cyst is a dermal or subcutaneous epithelial cyst that contains keratin and is lined by true epidermis. Although extremely rare, it can cause pathology including nerve compression syndrome. We report a rare case of ulnar nerve compression in the elbow that was caused by olecranon bursitis and concomitant epidermal cyst in a 67-year-old man. Read More

    Roles of BCCIP deficiency in mammary tumorigenesis.
    Breast Cancer Res 2017 Oct 18;19(1):115. Epub 2017 Oct 18.
    Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 195 Little Albany Street, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA.
    Background: Dysregulated DNA repair and cell proliferation controls are essential driving forces in mammary tumorigenesis. BCCIP was originally identified as a BRCA2 and CDKN1A interacting protein that has been implicated in maintenance of genomic stability, cell cycle regulation, and microtubule dynamics. The aims of this study were to determine whether BCCIP deficiency contributes to mammary tumorigenesis, especially for a subset of breast cancers with 53BP1 abnormality, and to reveal the mechanistic implications of BCCIP in breast cancer interventions. Read More

    Diagnosing testicular lumps in primary care.
    Practitioner 2017 04;261(1803):13-7
    Although the incidence of testicular cancer has increased over the past few decades, testicular tumours are still rare and many GPs will only see one or two new diagnoses in their career. In one UK study, out of 845 patients who had been referred with testicular lumps or pain, only 33 (4%) were diagnosed with testicular cancer. Epididymal cysts, or spermatoceles when containing sperm, were the most common finding, and were found in 228 patients (27%). Read More

    Human papillomavirus type 6/11 identified in an epidermoid cyst of the scrotum.
    J Dermatol 2017 Oct 6. Epub 2017 Oct 6.
    Department of Dermatology, The Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
    To date, epidermoid cysts associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection have been described mainly in palmoplantar locations, and have involved HPV types 60 and 57. In contrast, HPV-6/11 is a major cause of condyloma acuminatum. Here, we report the case of a healthy 31-year-old man who presented to our clinic with a 1-month history of a 1-cm, reddish-brown, cystic scrotal tumor with a punctum. Read More

    Nontraumatic Intradiploic Epidermoid Cyst and Older Age: Association or Causality?
    J Craniofac Surg 2017 Sep 25. Epub 2017 Sep 25.
    *Neurosurgery Clinic, Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul †Department of Neurosurgery, Medical Faculty, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University, Rize ‡Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital Neurosurgery Clinic, Erzurum, Turkey.
    Background: Intradiploic epidermoid cysts (IEC) are rare, benign lesions derived from ectodermal remnants during neural tube closure. Their origin is still debated or unknown.

    Objective: Analyzing of the patients with intradiploic epidermoid cysts operated in the authors' department. Read More

    Follicular Hybrid Cyst with Rare Juxtaposition of Epidermal Cyst and Steatocystoma.
    Int J Trichology 2017 Jul-Sep;9(3):119-121
    Department of Pathology, Sonoscan Healthcare, Malda, West Bengal, India.
    Any cutaneous cyst differentiating toward two or more pilosebaceous components is known as follicular hybrid cyst (FHC). A combination of epidermal and trichilemmal cyst is its most frequent example. Other combinations of pilosebaceous derivatives occur uncommonly as well. Read More

    Epidermal Cysts: A Clinicopathological Analysis with Emphasis on Unusual Findings.
    Int J Trichology 2017 Jul-Sep;9(3):108-112
    Department of Pathology, Andaman and Nicobar Islands Institute of Medical Sciences, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India.
    Background: Epidermoid cysts, one of the common benign intradermal or subcutaneous tumors commonly result from the trauma to the pilosebaceous unit in the hair bearing area. In areas without hair, these cysts are considered implantation and proliferation of squamous epithelium into the dermis due to injury.

    Aims: The aim is to evaluate the clinicopathological details with emphasis on unusual findings related to epidermoid cysts. Read More

    Markers of proliferation and cytokeratins in the differential diagnosis of jaw cysts.
    Ear Nose Throat J 2017 Sep;96(9):376-383
    Faculty of Medicine, University of Niš, Department of Pathology, Bulevar Zorana Djindjića 81, 18000 Niš, Serbia.
    We conducted a retrospective study to analyze the histologic and immunohistochemical findings in three main types of odontogenic cyst. We studied 90 archived cystic jaw lesions: 30 dentigerous cysts, 30 keratocystic odontogenic tumors, and 30 radicular cysts. The cyst types were identified on the basis of clinical, radiologic, and histopathologic findings. Read More

    [Superficial temporal artery pseudoaneurysm: 2 cases].
    Ann Dermatol Venereol 2017 Sep 14. Epub 2017 Sep 14.
    Service de dermatologie, hôpital Saint-Vincent-de-Paul, boulevard de Belfort, 59000 Lille, France; Université catholique de Lille, 60, boulevard Vauban, 59800 Lille, France.
    Background: Pseudoaneurysm of the superficial temporal artery causes tumefaction in the temporal region. Herein, we report two cases.

    Patients And Methods: Case 1 : a 32-year-old man presented with a slightly pulsatile nodular formation measuring 2 cm in the right temporal region that had appeared nine months after traumatic injury. Read More

    Trichilemmal Carcinoma from Proliferating Trichilemmal Cyst on the Posterior Neck.
    Arch Craniofac Surg 2017 Mar 25;18(1):50-53. Epub 2017 Mar 25.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Bundang CHA Medical Center, CHA University School of Medicine, Seongnam, Korea.
    Trichilemmal cysts are common fluid-filled growths that arise from the isthmus of the hair follicle. They can form rapidly multiplying trichilemmal tumors-, also called proliferating trichilemmal cysts, which are typically benign. Rarely, proliferating trichilemmal cysts can become cancerous. Read More

    Rare Giant Upper Lip Epidermal Cyst in a Patient Wearing a Denture.
    Arch Craniofac Surg 2016 Dec 23;17(4):222-224. Epub 2016 Dec 23.
    Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Eulji University Hospital, Eulji University School of Medicine, Daejeon, Korea.
    Epidermal cysts are intradermal or subcutaneous cystic tumors that frequently occur in the face, scalp, neck, and body trunk. Acquired cases of epidermal cyst commonly occur as a result of various surgical operations, chronic irritation, or trauma, all of which may trigger the occurrence of the invagination of squamous epithelium. A 57-year-old man presented with a palpable mass 7 cm×2 cm in size in the upper lip. Read More

    Giant Plantar Epidermoid Cyst with Invasion of the Interosseous Muscles.
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 2017 Jul;107(4):329-332
    Epidermoid cysts of the sole of the foot are rare lesions that must be differentiated from other, more common subcutaneous pathologic abnormalities located on the sole. Cases of epidermoid cysts that extend to the interosseous musculature are rarer still. We report the case of a giant epidermal cyst in a 64-year-old individual that extended to the intrinsic musculature of the third space of the right foot and that was diagnosed after fine-needle aspiration biopsy and subsequent cytologic study. Read More

    Massive epidermal vulval cyst: an unusual late complication of female genital mutilation.
    BMJ Case Rep 2017 Aug 16;2017. Epub 2017 Aug 16.
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust, Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK.
    Vulval epidermal cysts are rare and infrequently described in literature. They present a difficult diagnostic dilemma and surgical challenges. They most commonly occur as a late complication of female genital mutilation (FGM) and manifest as a primary condition. Read More

    Self-organization process in newborn skin organoid formation inspires strategy to restore hair regeneration of adult cells.
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2017 Aug 10;114(34):E7101-E7110. Epub 2017 Aug 10.
    Department of Pathology, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033;
    Organoids made from dissociated progenitor cells undergo tissue-like organization. This in vitro self-organization process is not identical to embryonic organ formation, but it achieves a similar phenotype in vivo. This implies genetic codes do not specify morphology directly; instead, complex tissue architectures may be achieved through several intermediate layers of cross talk between genetic information and biophysical processes. Read More

    IL-1 Receptor-Knockout Mice Develop Epidermal Cysts and Show an Altered Innate Immune Response after Exposure to UVB Radiation.
    J Invest Dermatol 2017 Nov 25;137(11):2417-2426. Epub 2017 Jul 25.
    Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego, California, USA. Electronic address:
    In this study, we observed that mice lacking the IL-1 receptor (IL-1R) (IL1r(-/-)) or deficient in IL1-β developed multiple epidermal cysts after chronic UVB exposure. Cysts that developed in IL1r(-/-) mice were characterized by the presence of the hair follicle marker Sox 9, keratins 10 and 14, and normal melanocyte distribution and retinoid X receptor-α expression. The increased incidence of cysts in IL1r(-/-) mice was associated with less skin inflammation as characterized by decreased recruitment of macrophages, and their skin also maintained epidermal barrier function compared with wild-type mice. Read More

    Culturing and transcriptome profiling of progenitor-like colonies derived from adult mouse pancreas.
    Stem Cell Res Ther 2017 Jul 26;8(1):172. Epub 2017 Jul 26.
    State Key Laboratory of Natural Medicines, Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Drug Screening, School of Life Science and Technology, China Pharmaceutical University, 24 Tongjiaxiang, Nanjing, Jiangsu, People's Republic of China.
    Background: Transplantation of insulin-producing cells is considered an important diabetes therapy. Many research studies have shown that insulin-producing cells can be derived from the in-vitro cultured pancreatic colonies with self-renewal ability and multilineage potential. Even though these progenitor-like colonies have been prepared from adult pancreas cells, the efficient culture method is hardly established and regulation of the colonies is rarely known. Read More

    Apocrine hidrocystoma of the foreskin. A case report and review of the literature.
    Rom J Morphol Embryol 2017 ;58(2):651-653
    Departamento de Ciencias Medicas y Quirurgicas, Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain;
    Apocrine hidrocystoma (AH) is an uncommon benign cystic tumor that is rarely located in the genitalia. We present the case of a 52-year-old uncircumcised man who presented an AH on his foreskin. The lesion was non-proliferative. Read More

    Epidermoid Cyst: Clinical and Surgical Case Report.
    Ann Maxillofac Surg 2017 Jan-Jun;7(1):151-154
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry, Araçatuba, UNESP-Univ. Estadual Paulista, Araçatuba-SP, Brazil.
    The epidermoid cyst is a development cyst, skin, filled with keratin and imprisoned by stratified squamous epithelium similar to skin. They are more frequent in males. Clinically presenting as flabby, prevalent over the face, neck and back. Read More

    Impact of Perioperative Voice Therapy on Outcomes in the Surgical Management of Vocal Fold Cysts.
    J Voice 2017 Jul 13. Epub 2017 Jul 13.
    University of Texas Voice Center, University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, San Antonio, Texas.
    Introduction: Vocal fold cysts are benign mid-membranous lesions of the true vocal fold, classified as mucus retention or epidermal inclusion cysts. Treatment is surgical excision with or without postoperative voice therapy.

    Methods: A retrospective review was performed of the demographics, treatment approach, and outcomes of patients treated for vocal fold cysts between 2009 and 2014. Read More

    [Fourth ventricule epidermoid cyst: about a case].
    Pan Afr Med J 2017 26;26:239. Epub 2017 Apr 26.
    Service Neurochirurgie, CHU Hassan II, Fès, Maroc.
    Epidermoid cysts are rare benign tumors developed by ectodermic inclusions. They are usually located at the level of the pontocerebellar angle, the parasellar region and the temporal fossa. They exceptionally develop at the level of the fourth ventricle We report the case of a 47-year old woman admitted for intracranial hypertension syndrome associated with walking disorders. Read More

    Epidermal cyst of temporal bone as a delayed complication of myringoplasty.
    Mol Clin Oncol 2017 Jul 18;7(1):73-75. Epub 2017 May 18.
    Department of Neuroscience, Reproductive and Odontostomatologic Science, Ear, Nose and Throat Section, University of Naples 'Federico II', I-80131 Naples, Italy.
    Epidermal cysts are benign tumors derived from the epidermis or the epithelial hair follicle filled with keratin and lipid-rich debris, typically occurring in areas with a high-density of sebaceous glands. These cysts commonly occur on the face, scalp, neck and trunk, where the sebaceous glands are more active. Their localization within the bone is extremely uncommon. Read More

    An Unusual Presentation of a Breast Lump.
    Indian J Surg 2017 Jun 19;79(3):256-258. Epub 2016 Aug 19.
    Department of Surgery, K.S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, India.
    Trichilemmal cyst also known as pilar cyst is a rare cyst arising from the external root sheath of the hair follicle. These cysts are observed on the scalp most commonly in females. The occurrence of trichilemmal cysts in areas other than the scalp is extremely rare. Read More

    Malignant tumours of the foot and ankle.
    EFORT Open Rev 2017 May 11;2(5):261-271. Epub 2017 May 11.
    Laboratoire d'anatomie et cytologie pathologiques, Institut Universitaire du Cancer de Toulouse- Oncopole, 1 avenue Irène Joliot-Curie. 31059 Toulouse Cedex 9, France.
    Most of tumours of the foot are tumour-like (synovial cyst, foreign body reactions and epidermal inclusion cyst) or benign conditions (tenosynovial giant cells tumours, planta fibromatosis). Malignant tumours of the soft-tissue and skeleton are very rare in the foot and their diagnosis is often delayed with referral to specialised teams after initial inappropriate procedures or unplanned excisions. The adverse effect of these misdiagnosed tumours is the increasing rate of amputation or local recurrences in the involved patients. Read More

    Predictors of Outcomes in Fourth Ventricular Epidermoid Cysts: A Case Report and a Review of Literature.
    World Neurosurg 2017 Sep 12;105:689-696. Epub 2017 Jun 12.
    Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA. Electronic address:
    Objective: To present an illustrative case of fourth ventricular epidermoid cyst and review the literature to identify predictors of surgical outcomes.

    Methods: A case of fourth ventricular epidermoid cyst is presented and a systematic review of 5 popular databases was performed by independent authors. Stepwise logistic regression was performed to identify clinical predictors of outcomes. Read More

    Plaque-Like Pilar Sheath Acanthoma: Histopathologic and Immunohistochemical Study of 3 Unusual Cases.
    Am J Dermatopathol 2017 Jun 6. Epub 2017 Jun 6.
    *Departments of Pathology and Dermatology, Fundación Jiménez Diaz, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain; †Department of Pathology, Hospital Universitario de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Spain; and ‡Laboratory of Dermatopathology, Friedrichshafen, Germany.
    Pilar sheath acanthoma is an uncommon, benign follicular neoplasm that frequently presents as a solitary lesion. This neoplasm usually appears on the skin around the upper lip of elderly patients. Histopathologically, the neoplasm usually shows a cystic configuration with epithelial lobules resembling to those of the outer root sheath of the hair follicle at the level of the isthmus emanating radially from the cyst wall. Read More

    A Case of Ecchordosis Physaliphora in the Prepontine Cistern: A Rare Entity in the Differential Diagnosis of an Epidermoid Cyst.
    World Neurosurg 2017 Sep 9;105:1033.e11-1033.e14. Epub 2017 Jun 9.
    Department of Neurosurgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan.
    Background: Ecchordosis physaliphora (EP) is a benign notochordal remnant that is usually asymptomatic. We report a case of a symptomatic large EP mimicking an epidermoid cyst.

    Case Description: A 44-year-old woman presented with right facial dysesthesia. Read More

    Epidermoid cysts are a characteristic feature of intrapancreatic but not of extrapancreatic accessory spleens.
    Virchows Arch 2017 Jul 24;471(1):91-98. Epub 2017 May 24.
    Department of Pathology, Tokai University School of Medicine, 143 Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa, 259-1193, Japan.
    Accessory spleens (ASs), ectopic splenic tissue at intrapancreatic and extrapancreatic sites, rarely contain epidermoid cysts. Our aim was to analyze the incidence of epidermoid cysts in ASs and perform an immunohistochemical analysis of its epithelial lining. We included in the study 148 ASs from 135 patients, for which pathological data were available. Read More

    Keystone-designed buried de-epithelialized flap: A novel technique for obliterating small to moderately sized dead spaces.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 May;96(21):e7008
    aDepartment of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Konyang University Hospital, University of Konyang College of Medicine, Myunggok Medical Research Center, Daejeon bDepartment of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Ulsan, Korea.
    Effective obliteration of dead space after reconstructive surgery facilitates a good cosmetic outcome and prevention of delayed wound healing and recurrent infection.We evaluated the efficacy of a keystone-designed buried de-epithelialized (KBD) flap for the obliteration of small to moderately sized surgical dead spaces.We reviewed the medical records of patients who received a KBD flap following removal of a mass or debridement of necrotic tissue from September 2015 to February 2016. Read More

    Unusual Intraparenchymal Pontomedullary Epidermoid Cyst in a 2-Year-Old Child: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
    World Neurosurg 2017 Aug 18;104:1046.e15-1046.e20. Epub 2017 May 18.
    Department of Neurosurgery, Atkinson Morley Wing, St George's University Hospital, London, United Kingdom.
    Background: Intrinsic brainstem epidermoid cysts are rare, benign, slow-growing lesions. Their eloquence precludes complete excision; however, subtotal resection often will result in prolonged or sometimes permanent relief of presenting symptoms and signs. We describe an unusual case and review the literature of this pathology in the pediatric population. Read More

    A Complicated Case of Pregnancy Involving a Presacral Epidermoid Cyst.
    J Nippon Med Sch 2017 ;84(2):100-104
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nippon Medical School.
    Although presacral developmental cysts, including epidermoid cysts, are relatively rare diseases, an intrapelvic mass found for the first time in early pregnancy should be followed-up with the possibility of presacral developmental cysts in mind to be alert to the signs of local infection and malignancy. We treated a pregnant patient with presacral cystic disease. During pregnancy, percutaneous fenestration was performed because the cyst caused severe compression symptoms and complicated bacterial infection. Read More

    Cutaneous Hybrid Tumor Composed of Epidermal Cyst and Cystic Pilomatricoma: Unusual Presentation in a Child.
    Int J Trichology 2016 Oct-Dec;8(4):195-196
    Department of Pediatric Surgery, Penteli Children's Hospital, Penteli, Greece.
    We report a rare case of cutaneous hybrid tumor composed of epidermal cyst and cystic pilomatricoma that presented in an unusual way in a child. A 14-year-old teen girl presented with a skin lesion on the inner side of the left arm, approximately at the level of the elbow. The lesion was initially observed 5 months before and was continuously increasing in size during that time resembling other benign or malignant cutaneous tumors. Read More

    Ultrastructure of Pericystic or Intracystic Blood Vessels in Epidermoid Cysts-A Transmission Electron Microscopy Study: Laboratory Investigation.
    World Neurosurg 2017 Jul 17;103:484-492. Epub 2017 Apr 17.
    Department of Neurosurgery, Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing, China; China National Clinical Research Center for Neurological Diseases, Beijing, China; Center of Brain Tumor, Beijing Institute for Brain Disorders and Beijing Key Laboratory of Brian Tumor, Beijing, China. Electronic address:
    Objectives: Recently, we reported a tendency toward spontaneous hemorrhage in both the preoperative and postoperative periods in patients with intracranial epidermoid cyst (EC). According to our experience, this tendency for spontaneous hemorrhage was partly caused by the pathologic blood vessels adjacent to the EC. This study was designed to testify this hypothesis. Read More

    Giant proliferating trichilemmal cyst arising from a nevus sebaceus growing for 30 years.
    J Cutan Pathol 2017 Apr 17. Epub 2017 Apr 17.
    Department of Pathology, Dermatopathology Division, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, Florida.
    Nevus sebaceus of Jadassohn, a congenital cutaneous hamartoma, has the potential to develop into various epidermal adnexal-origin neoplasms. While the most common neoplasms are trichoblastoma or syringocystadenoma, proliferating trichilemmal cysts are exceptionally rare. We report a case of a 63-year-old Cuban male with a giant proliferating trichilemmal cyst arising from a nevus sebaceus on the right shoulder which had been growing for 30 years. Read More

    Overexpression of exogenous kidney-specific Ngal attenuates progressive cyst development and prolongs lifespan in a murine model of polycystic kidney disease.
    Kidney Int 2017 Feb 27;91(2):412-422. Epub 2016 Oct 27.
    Department of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. Electronic address:
    Neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (Ngal) is a biomarker for acute and chronic renal injuries, including polycystic kidney disease (PKD). However, the effect of Ngal on PKD progression remains unexplored. To study this, we generated 3 strains of mice with different expression levels of Ngal within an established PKD model (Pkd1(L3/L3)): Pkd1(L3/L3) (with endogenous Ngal), Pkd1(L3/L3); Ngal(Tg/Tg) (with endogenous and overexpression of exogenous kidney-specific Ngal) and Pkd1(L3/L3); Ngal(-/-) mice (with Ngal deficiency). Read More

    Influence Factor in Thickness of Cyst Wall of Epidermal Cysts.
    J Craniofac Surg 2017 Jun;28(4):e369-e372
    *Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Gachon University Gil Medical Center, Incheon †Department of Plastic Surgery, Korea University Guro Hospital, Seoul, South Korea.
    Purpose: An epidermal cyst is one of the most common benign tumors of the skin and its major treatment method is excision. Surgical excision is treatment of choice for epidermal cysts, but the cyst wall may be ruptured during operation, especially when the cyst wall is relatively thin. The incomplete excision of the cyst sometimes occurs because of a rupture of the cyst and incomplete excision may cause recurrence. Read More

    Sonographic classification of testicular tumors by tissue harmonic imaging: experience of 58 cases.
    J Med Ultrason (2001) 2017 Mar 20. Epub 2017 Mar 20.
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Institute of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan.
    Purpose: To evaluate the relationship between our proposed sonographic classification of testicular tumors by tissue harmonic imaging and histological type.

    Methods: We retrospectively analyzed 58 testicular tumors and tumor-like lesions [seminomatous germ cell tumor (SGCT): 28; non-seminomatous germ cell tumor (NSGCT): 16; lymphoid and hematopoietic tumor (LHT): 7; Leydig cell tumor: 1; epidermal cyst: 2; and tumor of paratesticular structure (TPS): 4]. We divided a sonographic image into six types for morphological criteria and three types for color Doppler criteria. Read More

    Steatocystoma multiplex suppurativa: case report of a rare condition.
    An Bras Dermatol 2016 Sep-Oct;91(5 suppl 1):51-53
    Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) - Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brazil.
    Steatocystoma multiplex is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the presence of hamartomatous malformations at the junction of the pilosebaceous duct. It consists of encapsulated cystic lesions in the dermis, with adjacent sebaceous gland. When associated with inflammation, resembling hidradenitis, it is called steatocystoma multiplex suppurativa, a condition rarely reported. Read More

    Malignant Proliferating Trichilemmal Tumor Treated with Radical Radiotherapy: A Case Report and Literature Review.
    Cureus 2017 Jan 26;9(1):e999. Epub 2017 Jan 26.
    Department of Radiation Oncology, London Regional Cancer Program, Western University, London, Ontario, CA ; Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, London, Ontario, CA.
    Reported here is the first case of a malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor treated with radical radiotherapy. Complete clinical response was achieved, and this obviated the need for aggressive surgery. These tumors have a tendency to develop in older patients, and have a propensity for affecting women more than men. Read More

    Trichoadenoma of Nikolowski- A Rare Tumour with Unusual Presentation Over Vulva.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2017 Jan 1;11(1):ED05-ED06. Epub 2017 Jan 1.
    Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Shaheed Hasan Khan Mewati, Government Medical College , Nalhar, Nuh, Haryana, India .
    Trichoadenoma is a rare benign, slowly growing, cutaneous tumour of the hair follicle first described by Nikolowski in 1958. It presents as a non-specific nodule over the face or buttocks. However, unusual sites such as the neck, upper arm, thigh, shoulder, and shaft of the penis may also be affected. Read More

    Cytologic characteristics of circulating epithelioid cells in pancreatic disease.
    Cancer 2017 May 3;125(5):332-340. Epub 2017 Mar 3.
    Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
    Background: Circulating epithelioid cells (CECs), also known as circulating tumor, circulating cancer, circulating epithelial, or circulating nonhematologic cells, are a prognostic factor in various malignancies that can be isolated via various protocols. In the current study, the authors analyzed the cytomorphologic characteristics of CECs isolated by size in a cohort of patients with benign and malignant pancreatic diseases to determine whether cytomorphological features could predict CEC origin.

    Methods: Blood samples were collected from 9 healthy controls and 171 patients with pancreatic disease who were presenting for surgical evaluation before treatment. Read More

    Usefulness of Dermoscopy in the Differential Diagnosis of Ruptured and Unruptured Epidermal Cysts.
    Ann Dermatol 2017 Feb 3;29(1):33-38. Epub 2017 Feb 3.
    Department of Dermatology, Kosin University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
    Background: An epidermal cyst is a common keratin-filled epithelial-lined cyst. The treatment of choice for epidermal cysts is surgical excision. If the cyst becomes ruptured, incision and drainage with oral antibiotic therapy or intralesional steroid injection are required. Read More

    Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology of Papulonodular Lesions of Skin: A Study of 50 Cases.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Dec 1;10(12):EC09-EC13. Epub 2016 Dec 1.
    Professor and Head of Department, Department of Pathology, JSS Medical College, JSS University , Mysuru, Karnataka, India .
    Introduction: Skin is one of the frequent site of disease in human body. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) is a safe diagnostic method in these cases. FNAC has some limitation, particularly related to representativity of samples, exact typing of skin adnexal tumours and classifying the nature of metastatic cutaneous nodules. Read More

    Autologous Smashed Dermal Graft with Epidermal Re-closure: Modified Technique for Acne Scars.
    J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2016 Oct-Dec;9(4):258-262
    Department of Dermatology, Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
    Conventional technique of dermal grafting for acne scars where the source of filler material used is the patient's own dermis requires longer surgical time, recovery period and can result in unsightly scars at the donor area. Hence, it is not suitable for treating a larger number of scars. Furthermore, these dermal grafts are firm and cannot be contoured to fit all types of acne scars. Read More

    Intraosseous Epidermal Inclusion Cyst of the Proximal Phalanx of the Fifth Toe and Review of the Literature: A Case Study.
    Foot Ankle Spec 2017 Oct 6;10(5):470-472. Epub 2017 Feb 6.
    Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.
    Intraosseous epidermal inclusion cysts (IEpC) are benign bone tumors that often present in the phalanges of the fingers, but rarely are seen in the lower extremity. These tumors often present following surgery, and have a similar clinical and radiographic presentation to osteomyelitis. The lack of defining characteristics makes preoperative diagnosis of these tumors very difficult. Read More

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