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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-28

A modified surgical technique for steatocystoma multiplex


1 Department of Dermatology, JNMC Sawangi, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Dermatology, Bankura Sammilani Medical College, West Bengal, India

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Sankha Koley
Subhankar Sarani, Bankura - 722 101, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.63284

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Background : Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is a disorder of the pilosebaceous unit characterized by multiple sebum-containing dermal cysts. Different surgical modalities like cryosurgery, aspiration, surgical excision, incision with a surgical blade or sharp-tipped cautery followed by expression of cyst contents and forceps-assisted removal of the cyst wall and carbon dioxide laser have been used in the past. Aims : To study the efficacy of a modified surgical technique in the treatment of steatocystoma multiplex. Materials and Methods : We have used a simple modified surgical technique using a radiofrequency instrument as the incision tool for the treatment of SM in two patients. Results : The results were cosmetically excellent with no complications developing during or after the procedure. No recurrences were observed after five and half months of follow-up. Conclusions : This is a simple, easy, fast office-based procedure that is associated with minimal blood loss and post inflammatory hypo or hyperpigmentation and scarring are practically absent.


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