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January 1961


Arch Dermatol. 1961;83(1):165-171. doi:10.1001/archderm.1961.01580070171025

Sebocystomatosis. Presented by Dr. Lydia C. Marshak, Aurora, Ill. 

Discussion  Dr. Leon Goldman, Cincinnati: An interesting feature is the strong familial history going back for 3 generations. In the other cases, we have also seen a definite familial history.The removal of few or small nodules in the scalp presents no great trouble. However, suppose the entire scalp is studded with such cysts. The plastic surgeons have a way of turning back a flap, shelling out these tumors from the inside, and then replacing it. That seems to be a radical procedure, but it is practical when one has literally hundreds of these tumors on the scalp. Similar techniques are used for multiple cysts in the postauricular area.Dr. Brian Potter (by invitation): If the presenter is equating these epithelioid cysts of the scalp with steatocystoma multiplex, I think the 2 conditions can be differentiated on both morphological and histopathological

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