Facial subcutaneous tumor
Aryť Weinberg, Andreas Eberhard Albers
The Pan African Medical Journal. ;29:69. doi:10.11604/pamj..29.69.14166

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Facial subcutaneous tumor

Aryé Weinberg, Andreas Eberhard Albers
Pan Afr Med J. 2018; 29:69. doi:10.11604/pamj.2018.29.69.14166. Published 24 Jan 2018



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. Never the less differential diagnosis may include 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.


Corresponding author:
Aryť Weinberg, Prosper-Hospital, Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Recklinghausen, Germany
aryeweinberg@gmail.com

©Aryť Weinberg et al. 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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