Cyst of the back of the hand
Amina Kissou, Badr Eddine Hassam
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2017;28:52. doi:10.11604/pamj.2017.28.52.13021

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Cyst of the back of the hand

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2017;28:52. doi:10.11604/pamj.2017.28.52.13021

Received: 10/06/2017 - Accepted: 17/09/2017 - Published: 20/09/2017

Key words: Cyst, epidermoid, hand

© Amina Kissou et al. The Pan African Medical Journal - ISSN 1937-8688. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Corresponding author: Amina Kissou, Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Rabat, Maroc (aminakissou@hotmail.com)


Cyst of the back of the hand

Amina Kissou1,&, Badr Eddine Hassam1

 

1Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Rabat, Maroc

 

 

&Corresponding author
Amina Kissou, Service de Dermatologie, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire, Rabat, Maroc

 

 

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A 70 year-old man, farmer by profession consulted for a firm and painless nodule of the back of his right hand that was evolving since 09 years. The clinical examination revealed a subcutaneous nodular lesion; firm; immobile and painless. The diameter was about 0.8cm. The skin above was normal. Surgical excision was indicated. Intraoperatively the lesion was cystic and surrounded by a whitish membrane. Histological examination confirmed an epidermoid cyst who was abducted in totality. The occurrence of epidermoid cyst in hands can be explained by repeated trauma. It is seen most often in men "a manual worker." Clinically, it is about a firm nodule often sitting at the distal phalanx in size from 0.5 to 2cm. The Pulp location is the common location against in back of the hand which is possible but unusual, as in our patient. The overlying skin is normal or punctuated and the lesion is painless in half of the cases. Treatment is the complete surgical excision of the capsule and the overlying skin to avoid the risk of recurrence.

 

 

Figure 1: cyct of the back of the hand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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