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December 1998

Multiple Translucent Facial Papules

Arch Dermatol. 1998;134(12):1627-1632. doi:

The biopsy specimen revealed the presence of dilated cystic structures within the dermis, some of which were lined by 2 layers of epithelial cells. The inner row of cells, which contained prominent cytoplasm, demonstrated "decapitation secretion" indicative of apocrine differentiation.1

All lesions were removed either by scissors excision or electrodesiccation, the latter performed without local anesthesia. No scarring or recurrence was noted at the 3-month follow-up visit.

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