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IP Journal of Diagnostic Pathology and Oncology


Epidermal Cyst with Malignant Transformation: A case report


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Author Details : Rathna S, Ketav R. Desai, Kanhaiya Lal Mishra

Volume : 2, Issue : 1, Year : 2017

Article Page : 13-14


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Abstract

Epidermal cysts are the commonest tumors of the skin. Malignant tumor arising from a cyst is extremely rare. A 30 years old male patient presented to surgical OPD with a cystic swelling over the forehead of 3 years duration. A clinical diagnosis of sebaceous cyst was made and was surgically excised. Microscopic examination revealed squamous cell carcinoma arising from a cyst wall. Clinically, it is difficult to differentiate a benign lesion from a malignant cystic lesion. We present this case because it is rare for a benign epidermal cyst to transform in to a malignant tumor and also recommend that entire resected cystic skin tissue to be subjected for histopathological evaluation.

Keywords:
Epidermal cyst, Benign, Squamous cell carcinoma, Malignant transformation

How to cite : Rathna S, Desai K R, Mishra K L, Epidermal Cyst with Malignant Transformation: A case report. IP J Diagn Pathol Oncol 2017;2(1):13-14

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