I Wani, B Bhat, I Mir, T Saleem, M Rather, M Afsheen, S QadrI, I Bashir, S Mushtaq, M Nazir
I Wani, B Bhat, I Mir, T Saleem, M Rather, M Afsheen, S QadrI, I Bashir, S Mushtaq, M Nazir. Giant Sebaceous Cysts of scalp: A Case Report. The Internet Journal of Dermatology. 2007 Volume 6 Number 2.
The authors are reporting a rare case of giant sebaceous cysts on scalp. A neglect of patient resulting in enormous size of cyst. Local excision is modality of treatment.
Several dermatosis are encountered in day to day surgical practice. The pathology vary from benign to malignant one, but very often benign cutaneous lesions are encountered.A sebaceous cyst of scalp is uncommon entity. Neglect on the part of patient sometimes leads to giant sebaceous cyst formation rarely encountered. These giant sebaceous cysts are more prone for developing malignancy
A 60 year old male presented with two painless swellings on scalp of 15 years duration. Both of the swellings increased progressively in size and there was no positive history of trauma or infection. General and systemic examination was within normal limits. Local examination of two swellings revealed larger one 7.3× 6.9×2.4 cm, second one being 6.1×5×2 cm,in dimensions, nontender ,fixed to underlying skin but freely mobilefrom underlying structures(Fig.1)
No neck lymphadenopathy was present, Excision of these giant sebaceous cysts was done.Histopathological examination was consistent with epidermoid cysts
Giant sebaceous cysts are rare entity in clinical practice1
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