Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery
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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 48-50

Malignant change in an epidermal cyst over gluteal region

Department of Surgery, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad, Maharashtra, India

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Ashok Y Kshirsagar
Department of Surgery, Krishna Institute Of Medical Sciences University, Karad - 415 110, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2077.79195

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A 72-year-old male presented with a large ulceroproliferative lesion over left gluteal region. After histopathological confirmation of squamous cell carcinoma, the lesion was excised with wide margins. Further histopathological study of the excised specimen revealed the growth arising from an epidermal cyst. Malignant change is a rare, but wellknown complication occurring in an epidermal cyst. The mainstay of treatment consists of wide excision of cancerous lesion with primary reconstruction of the defect.

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