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Epidermoid cyst

Last revised by Mostafa Elfeky on 25 Jul 2023

Epidermoid cysts are non-neoplastic inclusion cysts derived from ectoderm that are lined solely by squamous epithelium. These are discussed separately by anatomic location:

Differential diagnosis

Depending on location, the differential diagnoses of epidermoid cysts include the following:

See also

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: epidermal inclusion cyst
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  • Case 2: splenic
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  • Case 3: epidermoid cyst
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  • Case 4: intrascrotal extratesticular epidermoid cyst
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  • Case 4
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