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February 1963

Carcinomatous Change in Cysts of Skin

Author Affiliations


Present address: Donner Laboratory, University of California.

From the Laboratory of Pathology, Pondville Hospital, and the Cancer Research Institute of the New England Deaconess Hospital.

Arch Dermatol. 1963;87(2):208-211. doi:10.1001/archderm.1963.01590140070011

A series of 637 epidermal inclusion cysts and sebaceous cysts is presented. Seven carcinomas (1.1%) were found arising in the walls of these cysts. Cysts of the head and neck gave rise to basal cell carcinoma. Complete local excision with regular follow-up appears to be adequate treatment.

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