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Image Number 435 (Epidermoid cysts)


Diagnosis: Epidermoid cysts

Site: Scrotum

Sex: M

Age: 35

Type: Clinical

Description: Subcutaneous nodules of variable size

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis

History: Proliferation of epidermal cells within a circumscribed space of the dermis gives rise to epidermal or epidermoid cysts. Epidermoid cysts of the genitals are common in the general population and may appear as a mass in the breast, the vulva, the clitoris, the penis, the scrotum, or the perineum. This young man developed multiple epidermoid cysts on the scrotum over several years.

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