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February 1984

Presternal Ciliated Cyst

Author Affiliations

From the Dermatology Service (Dr Patterson), Department of Pathology (Dr Pittman), and Plastic Surgery Service (Dr Rich), Fitzsimons Army Medical Center, Aurora, Colo. Dr Patterson is now with the Departments of Dermatology and Pathology, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(2):240-242. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650380100021

• We report the case of a presternal ciliated cyst in a 39-year-old man. The location and histologic features of this lesion have led us to favor a primitive foregut origin for this cyst, probably via the process of embryonic sequestration and migration.

(Arch Dermatol 1984;120:240-242)