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
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
Background. 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
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
Pachyonychia congenita is a rare type of ectodermal dysplasia further classified into 4 types. Cutaneous manifestations seen in most of the cases of Pachyonychia congenita include palmoplantar keratoderma, follicular hyperkeratosis, wedge shaped nails, oral leukokeratosis and woolly hair. A 25-year-old male presented to us with thickened nails and scanty scalp hair. Read More
Steatocystoma multiplex is a well-recognized condition in which subjects develop dermal cysts generally inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion, though these can occur sporadically. This case report describes the successful treatment of a 51-year-old woman with steatocystomata limited to the face, who after two treatments with a fractionated ablative carbon dioxide laser remained free of cysts for three years. We conclude that this treatment should be considered as an efficient and effective treatment option for patients with steatocystoma multiplex. Read More
Background: Steatocystoma simplex is an uncommon skin lesion with a histological pattern that is identical to that of steatocystoma multiplex. We are reporting this case of steatocystoma simplex for its uncommon location in the penile foreskin, and its occurrence in a Wapishana man.
Case Presentation: A 56-year-old man of Wapishana ethnicity presented with complaints of referred penile discomfort and pain during sexual intercourse for 5 years. Read More
Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is an uncommon disorder, characterized by numerous skin‑colored subcutaneous cysts. A number of SM pedigrees have been identified with mutations in the keratin 17 (KRT17) gene. The present study examined a four‑generation Chinese pedigree with an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance and examined its genetic basis. Read More
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic autoimmune disease of the central nervous system. Obesity may increase the risk of developing MS. The aim of this study was to evaluate copeptin and cortisol plasma levels in newly diagnosed untreated MS patients and to determine whether copeptin and cortisol are related to the patients' clinical statuses. Read More
Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is an unusual benign disorder of the pilosebaceous duct characterized by multiple cysts with little or no nail and hair involvement. We report a 30-year-old woman with multiple cystic nodules located on the neck, axillae and forearms as well as patchy scalp alopecia. Histopathological examination of the lesions was diagnostic of SM. Read More
Background: Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is a rare condition that presents as multiple dermal cysts, the appearance of which can have a significant impact on the patients' quality of life. Treatment options for SM are limited to surgical excision.
Objective: To present our experience of treating 8 SM cases using a novel approach that uses the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser and to explore patients' views about the treatment. Read More
Steatocystoma multiplex is characterized by the development of numerous steatocystomas. The condition has occasionally been related to congenital bilateral preauricular sinuses. Herein, we present the third case of such an association, a 34-year-old male who was born with bilateral preauricular sinuses that were surgically repaired. Read More
1 Department of Internal Medicine, 2 Department of Dermatology, 3 Department of Pathology, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital and School of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung 402, Taiwan, China.
Cutaneous metastases are rare and seldom present at the time of first diagnosis of cancer. Data from various studies show that 1-12% of lung cancer patients experience tumor spread to the skin. The scalp, chest, and abdomen are favored sites of skin metastases from lung cancers, but metastases to multiple skin sites in a single patient are rarely reported. Read More
Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2014 Jan-Feb;80(1):89-90
Department of Dermatology, Chonbuk National University Medical School; Research Institute of Clinical Medicine of Chonbuk National University Biomedical Research Institute of Chonbuk National University Hospital, Jeonju, South Korea.
Ann Dermatol 2013 Nov 30;25(4):508-10. Epub 2013 Nov 30.
Institute of Dermatology, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, China. ; The MOE Key Laboratory of Dermatology, Hefei, Anhui, China. ; Department of Dermatology and Venereology, the First Affiliated Hospital, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, Anhui, China.
Steatocystoma multiplex is a rare condition that is characterized by cutaneous cysts and may be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner or may occur sporadically. The pathogenesis is hypothesized to involve mutations in the keratin 17 gene. There are no internal manifestations. Read More
Our patient is a 29-year-old woman without any previous disease who presented with different kinds of lesions on her face, neck, and chest. She first noticed the lesions 10 years ago and, since that time, they have become more numerous. She has no affected relatives. Read More
Steatocystoma multiplex is a rare, benign, sporadic or familial disorder. Steatocystoma multiplex with extensive calcification is extremely rare. A 57-year-old man presented fever and cough with expectoration for 3 weeks. Read More
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a pathologic follicular disease, impacts patients' lives profoundly and usually occurs in isolation. The diseases with the strongest association are obesity, depression, and pain. HS is associated with many diseases including acne conglobata (AC), dissecting cellulitis, pilonidal cysts, and obesity. Read More
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
A 17 years old female presented with multiple asymptomatic cutaneous cysts all over body, sparing the head and neck region. The microscopic examination of the cysts showed the features of steatocystoma multiplex. This disorder, although it is asymptomatic, is a cosmetic threat to the patient. Read More
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
Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is an uncommon cutaneous disorder characterised by multiple intradermal cysts distributed over the trunk and proximal extremities. This condition affects both genders and is often inherited as an autosomal dominant trait, although sporadic cases have been described. This report describes the mammographic and sonographic features of the cysts, which presented as breast lumps, for evaluation. Read More
Australas J Dermatol 2012 Aug 2;53(3):198-201. Epub 2012 Jul 2.
Dipartimento di Anestesiologia, Terapia Intensiva e Scienze Dermatologiche, Università degli Studi di Milano, U.O. Dermatologia, Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda-Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy.
Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is a hamartomatous malformation of the pilosebaceous duct consisting of dermal cysts filled with a sebum-like material. SM lesions are typically located in areas with sebaceous follicles, although atypical presentations involving sites lacking sebaceous follicles have exceptionally been described. We reviewed retrospectively a series of 32 histologically diagnosed SM observed in our department in the period 2006-2010, evaluating the kinds of lesions and their locations, and family history of SM and associated disorders, to focus on the clinical features of the acral subcutaneous variety of SM and to estimate its prevalence. Read More
Extensive large sebaceous cysts on the scotum are rare and present a problem only when infected or when cosmesis is deemed unacceptable by the patient. Fournier's gangrene is an infective condition with a high death rate. We describe a case of Fournier's gangrene in a patient masked by multiple large infected scrotal sebaceous cysts. Read More
Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is a rare condition characterized by multiple, small, asymptomatic dermal cysts. Treatment options are limited, with varying degrees of success; these include oral isotretinoin, surgical excision or drainage, and liquid nitrogen cryotherapy. The most effective method is excision, but cosmetic considerations, time, overall cost, and pain must be considered, because patients tend to have multiple cysts. Read More
A 60-year-old male reported to us with an atypical case of giant steatocystoma multiplex in the scrotum with calcification. There was no family history of similar lesions. Yellowish, creamy material was expressed from a nodule during punch biopsy. Read More
Pachyonychia Congenita is a rare genodermatosis of keratinization, first described in 1906 by Jadassohn and Lewandowsky. Besides not being well known, phenotypic variability and oligosymptomatic subtypes make the diagnosis difficult. We report a family with three generations affected, until recently not diagnosed. Read More
Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is an uncommon disorder of the pilosebaceous unit characterized by the development of numerous sebum-containing dermal cysts which rarely involves the scalp. Here, we report a case of a 50-year-old man with multiple cystic nodules and alopecic patches on his scalp. On histopathological examination, the folded cyst was found to be lined by stratified squamous epithelium, while flattened sebaceous gland cells were identified in the cystic wall. Read More
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
A clinical case of the rare disorder steatocystoma multiplex is described in a 39-year-old female. The patient was diagnosed with generalized intradermal lesions that started presenting in early adulthood. There was no family history of similar lesions. Read More