Facial subcutaneous tumor
Aryé Weinberg, Andreas Eberhard Albers
The Pan African Medical Journal. 2018;29:69. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.29.69.14166

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Facial subcutaneous tumor

Cite this: The Pan African Medical Journal. 2018;29:69. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.29.69.14166

Received: 19/10/2017 - Accepted: 14/11/2017 - Published: 24/01/2018

Key words: Epidermal cyst, cutaneous metastasis, cutaneous B-cell lymphoma

© Aryé Weinberg 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: Aryé Weinberg, Prosper-Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Recklinghausen, Germany (aryeweinberg@gmail.com)


Facial subcutaneous tumor

Aryé Weinberg1,&, Andreas Eberhard Albers2

 

1Prosper-Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Recklinghausen, Germany, 2Charité Universitätsmedizin, Campus Benjamin Franklin, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Berlin, Germany

 

 

&Corresponding author
Aryé Weinberg, Prosper-Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Recklinghausen, Germany

 

 

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A 66-year-old woman presented with a group of painless round-shaped solid lesions underneath her right eye measuring 3 x 1 cm (A). The lesions increased in size over the past 2 months. Apart form a curatively treated larynx carcinoma the patient was healthy. Histology form the excised (B) lesion revealed epidermal cysts. Epidermal cysts are benign subcutaneous tumors. They can appear in every part of the body. In the facial region, they are quite common. Nevertheless, as differential diagnosis cutaneous metastasis, merkel-cell carcinoma and cutaneous B-cell lymphoma should be considered among others. Therefore, complete excision and diagnosis based on histology is recommended.

 

 

Figure 1: A) subcutaneous tumor; B) epidermoid cyst

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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