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    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. 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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.
    Foot Ankle Spec 2017 Feb 1:1938640017690859. Epub 2017 Feb 1.
    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

    Coexistence of intracranial epidermoid tumor and multiple cerebral aneurysms: A case report and literature review.
    Medicine (Baltimore) 2017 Feb;96(5):e6012
    aDepartment of Neurosurgery bInstitute of Neurology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Medical University, Taijiang District, Fuzhou City, China.
    Rationale: There were a few case reports concerning epidermoid tumor coexisted with multiple cerebral aneurysms. Here, we present one case of coexistence of intracranial epidermoid tumor and multiple cerebral aneurysms and performed a literature review.

    Patient Concerns: A 42 years old male patient was admitted to our institution with complaints of headache and dizziness. Read More

    Malignant Proliferating Trichilemmal Tumour of the Scalp with Intra-Cranial Extension and Lung Metastasis-a Case Report.
    Indian J Surg 2016 Dec 15;78(6):493-495. Epub 2016 Jan 15.
    Department of Surgery, K S Hegde Medical Academy, Mangalore, India.
    Malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumour (MPTT) is a rare cutaneous tumour predominantly affecting the scalp, eyelids, neck and face of elderly women. It is a large, solitary, multilobulated lesion that may arise within a pilar cyst. These tumours are largely benign, often cystic and are characterized by trichilemmal keratinisation. Read More

    The clinical, histological and immunohistochemical characteristics and nomenclature of meibomian gland ductal cysts (intratarsal keratinous cysts) and eyelid steatocystomas.
    Eye (Lond) 2017 May 13;31(5):736-740. Epub 2017 Jan 13.
    South Australian Institute of Ophthalmology, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.
    PurposeMeibomian gland ductal cysts (MGDCs) and steatocystomas are epithelial lined, keratin-containing lesions of the eyelids. MDGCs are variably called tarsal keratinous cysts, intratarsal keratinous cysts of the meibomian glands, intratarsal inclusion cysts, epidermal cysts and epidermoid cysts. Both lesions are poorly described in the literature. Read More

    Parallel microarray profiling identifies ErbB4 as a determinant of cyst growth in ADPKD and a prognostic biomarker for disease progression.
    Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 2017 Apr 11;312(4):F577-F588. Epub 2017 Jan 11.
    Kidney Genetics Group, Academic Unit of Nephrology, The Medical School, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.
    Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is the fourth most common cause of end-stage renal disease. The disease course can be highly variable and treatment options are limited. To identify new therapeutic targets and prognostic biomarkers of disease, we conducted parallel discovery microarray profiling in normal and diseased human PKD1 cystic kidney cells. Read More

    Unsuspected Conjunctival Orbital Dermoid Cyst: Aids in Diagnosis.
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2017 Jan 5. Epub 2017 Jan 5.
    David G. Cogan Laboratory of Ophthalmic Pathology, Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
    A 25-year-old man with Type 1 diabetes mellitus experienced rapid visual decline and was scheduled for right cataract surgery. At the time of administering an inferotemporal retrobulbar block, a white discharge appeared spontaneously on the surface of the globe. Superotemporally a cyst was found and its contents were subtotally evacuated. Read More

    Epidermoid Cyst of the Sole - A Case Report.
    J Clin Diagn Res 2016 Nov 1;10(11):PD06-PD07. Epub 2016 Nov 1.
    Senior Surgeon, Department of General Surgery, St. Martha's Hospital , Bangalore, Karnataka, India .
    Epidermoid cysts are common benign subcutaneous lesion also termed as epidermal cysts. Epidermoid cyst are commonly seen in hairy regions of body like scalp, face and scrotum, can be single or multiple, but rarely can occur in glabrous skin of palm and sole. They are known to result from progressive cystic ectasia of the infundibular portion of hair follicle but the pathogenesis in palmo-plantar epidermoid cyst differs that is traumatic sequestration of epidermal elements into dermis. Read More

    Complicated skin and soft tissue infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum following excision of a sebaceous cyst in Taiwan.
    J Infect Dev Ctries 2016 Dec 30;10(12):1357-1361. Epub 2016 Dec 30.
    Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, ROC.
    Mycobacterium fortuitum group (M. fortuitum), also known as rapidly growing Mycobacteria, can cause pyogenic infections in human beings, most commonly in immunocompromised patients. Herein, we present a 40-year-old immunocompetent male patient who underwent planned excision of a sebaceous cyst in the abdominal wall. Read More

    Thymic Epidermoid Cyst: Clinical and Imaging Manifestations of This Rare Anterior Mediastinal Mass.
    Case Rep Radiol 2016 24;2016:5789321. Epub 2016 Nov 24.
    Department of Radiology, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
    Thymic epidermoid cysts are an extremely rare entity. These arise from epidermal cells that migrate to the thymus. The radiologic diagnosis of this rare lesion is challenging. Read More

    A Rare Case of Epidermoid Cyst in the Pancreatic Tail Invaginated from the Splenic Hilum: The Long-term Changes in the Imaging Findings.
    Intern Med 2016;55(24):3591-3594. Epub 2016 Dec 15.
    Division of Gastroenterology and Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, Asahikawa Medical University, Japan.
    Epidermoid cysts arising from both the pancreas and spleen are rare. We herein report a case of a surgically resected epidermoid cyst in the pancreatic tail invaginated from the spleen. A multi-locular cyst, 2 cm in diameter, without a solid component was discovered incidentally in the pancreatic tail. Read More

    Periorbital Dermoid Cyst With Unique Trichilemmal Differentiation.
    Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg 2016 Dec 9. Epub 2016 Dec 9.
    Departments of *Ophthalmology and †Pathology, New York University Langone Medical Center, New York, New York; ‡Department of Ophthalmology, David G. Cogan Laboratory of Ophthalmic Pathology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary; §Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital; and ║Department of Ophthalmology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
    The authors describe a 4-year-old girl presenting with a 2-year history of a superomedial eyelid "bump" that appeared cystic on MRI. The clinical diagnosis was dermoid cyst, possibly of conjunctival origin. Following excision, histology showed a cyst that contained keratin and lanugo hairs in its lumen with sebaceous glands and chronic inflammation in its fibrous wall. Read More

    Neck epidermoid cyst mimicking tuberculosis at ultrasound: Case report and review of literature.
    Turk J Pediatr 2016 ;58(1):90-93
    Department of ENT, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
    Neck masses in children can be inflammatory, congenital or neoplastic. When a congenital cyst becomes infected repeatedly, it may mimic inflammatory disease and the diagnosis may be challenging with ultrasound. An increasing incidence of infection with non-tuberculous mycobacterial organisms has been observed in recent decades in children with cervical lymphadenopathy. Read More

    Epidermoid Cyst in an Intrapancreatic Accessory Spleen: Case Report and Literature Review of the Preoperative Imaging Findings.
    Intern Med 2016;55(23):3445-3452. Epub 2016 Dec 1.
    Department of Gastroenterology, Okinawa Prefectural Chubu Hospital, Japan.
    An epidermoid cyst arising within an intrapancreatic accessory spleen (ECIAS) is rare, and also difficult to correctly diagnose before surgery. It is mostly misdiagnosed as a cystic tumor, such as a mucinous cystic neoplasm or as a solid tumor with cystic degeneration, such as a neuro endocrine tumor. We herein report a case of ECIAS and also perform a literature review of 35 reports of ECIAS. Read More

    Cutaneous neck lesion of occult odontogenic origin: search for the tooth.
    BMJ Case Rep 2016 Nov 21;2016. Epub 2016 Nov 21.
    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, Cardiff, UK.
    The differential diagnosis for inflammatory neck swellings is vast. A swelling of dental origin should be considered because, while rare, they mimic more common causes of neck lumps. We report the case involving a recurrent submandibular swelling in a young female patient that was presumed to be an epidermoid cyst by her general medical practitioner. Read More

    A Pigmented Subcutaneous Nodule on the Scalp.
    Skinmed 2016 1;14(5):385-388. Epub 2016 Oct 1.
    Department of Dermatology, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway Township, NJ.
    A 52-year-old man presented to his primary doctor with a slow-growing cystic lesion on his occipital scalp. His primary care doctor diagnosed the lesion as a pilar cyst and recommended observation because the lesion was asymptomatic at that time. The patient had no significant medical or surgical history. Read More

    Two Cases of an Epidermoid Cyst Developing in an Intrapancreatic Accessory Spleen Identified during Laparoscopic Distal Pancreatectomy.
    Intern Med 2016;55(21):3137-3141. Epub 2016 Nov 1.
    Department of Internal medicine, Okayama Saiseikai General Hospital, Japan.
    Epidermoid cysts presenting within an intrapancreatic accessory spleen are rare non-neoplastic cysts typically occurring in the pancreatic tail. This entity is difficult to diagnose given there are many types of pancreatic neoplastic cysts. We herein describe two cases of an epidermoid cyst within an intrapancreatic accessory spleen for which we performed a resection by laparoscopic distal pancreatectomy. Read More

    Intramedullary dermoid cyst infection mimicking holocord tumor: should radical resection be mandatory?-a case report.
    Childs Nerv Syst 2016 Nov 16;32(11):2249-2253. Epub 2016 May 16.
    Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Gazi University Faculty of Medicine, Ankara, Turkey.
    Background: Dermoid cysts are benign lesions which contain epidermal and dermal elements. Dermoid cysts usually contain a dermal sinus tract but this is not mandatory. Dermoid cysts can manifest by spinal cord infection without a dermal sinus tract. Read More

    In situ carcinoma in a hybrid cyst: a case report.
    J Cutan Pathol 2017 Feb 1;44(2):189-192. Epub 2016 Dec 1.
    Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Kartal Education and Research Hospital, Department of Dermatology, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Follicular hybrid cysts including two or more components of the epithelial skin adnexa are very rare. The epithelial lining of hybrid cysts varies, and either contains epidermis, and trichilemmal squamous epithelium, or other epithelia of the skin adnexa. Hybrid cysts may also be associated with neoplasia, such as in situ carcinoma, Bowen's disease and squamous cell carcinoma. Read More

    An unusual complication of nasolabial flap reconstruction.
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2017 Feb 28;99(2):e60-e61. Epub 2016 Oct 28.
    University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust , UK.
    Squamous cell carcinoma is the most common carcinoma in the oral cavity. Resection of these cancers often requires reconstruction. Nasolabial flaps are a robust and reliable local flap that provide a satisfactory outcome. Read More

    Squamous cell carcinoma arising from a vulval epidermal cyst.
    J Obstet Gynaecol Res 2016 Nov;42(11):1623-1626
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Grimsby, Lincolnshire, UK.
    Malignant transformation of epidermal cyst is rare, with most cases arising in the head and neck. Here, we report a case of squamous cell carcinoma arising from a longstanding epidermal cyst in the right vulva of a 65-year-old woman. The patient presented with a sudden increase in size of the cyst over 6 weeks to the size of a golf ball. Read More

    Congenital Milium of the Nipple.
    Pediatr Dermatol 2017 Jan 25;34(1):e28-e29. Epub 2016 Oct 25.
    Ambulatory Pediatric Service, Children's Hospital, Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.
    A 12-month-old girl presented with an asymptomatic, pearly nodule on the left nipple that had been present from birth and was currently 3 mm in diameter and growing. Assuming the diagnosis of congenital primary milium of the nipple, we took a "wait and see" approach. After 3 months, the pearl disappeared without any scarring. Read More

    [Unusually infected sebaceous cyst by Dermabacter hominis].
    Rev Argent Microbiol 2016 Oct - Dec;48(4):303-307. Epub 2016 Oct 21.
    Departamento de Microbiología, Instituto de Investigaciones Médicas Alfredo Lanari, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina.
    Dermabacter hominis species is constituted by Gram positive facultative anaerobic coryneform rods being part of the resident microbiota human skin, and exceptionally associated to infections in immunocompromised or severely debilitated patients. An immunocompetent young adult woman with a neck sebaceous cyst infected by D. hominis as unique etiologic agent is presented. Read More

    [Eruptive epidermoid cysts during topical imiquimod treatment].
    Ann Dermatol Venereol 2017 Mar 17;144(3):212-215. Epub 2016 Oct 17.
    Cabinet de dermatologie, 34, avenue d'Allemagne, 80000 Amiens, France.
    Background: Imiquimod is a local immune-response modifier that works by stimulating innate and acquired immunity. It is frequently used to treat superficial basal cell carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer. Marked local inflammatory reaction is common during treatment. Read More

    [Congenital cysts and fistulae in children].
    Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2016 Oct 18;61(5):371-388. Epub 2016 Aug 18.
    Service de chirurgie orthopédique et plastique pédiatrique, CHRU Lapeyronie, 371, avenue du Doyen-Gaston-Giraud, 34295 Montpellier cedex 5, France. Electronic address:
    Cysts and fistulae of the face and neck in children are formed before birth and correspond to the persistence of embryonic remnants that occur due to coalescence defects of embryonic buds or due to epidermal inclusion. They represent the most common pathological malformation of the face and neck. They may be separated according to their location into laterocervical cysts and fistulas or median cysts and fistulas. Read More

    An elusive cause of perianal pain in a patient with Hirschsprung's disease.
    BMJ Case Rep 2016 Oct 12;2016. Epub 2016 Oct 12.
    Madras Medical College, Institute of Surgical Gastroenterology, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.
    A 23-year-old woman presented to the outpatients department with symptoms of acute onset perianal pain of 2 weeks' duration and constipation. She was a known case of Hirschsprung's disease and was operated on in infancy. Rectal examination ruled out acute fissure or perianal sepsis, and subsequent colonoscopy was normal. Read More

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