Benign epithelial or sebaceous cyst

Case contributed by Dr Chris O'Donnell

Presentation

Mass in soft tissues overlying the left shoulder blade ? lipoma clinically

Patient Data

Age: 40
Gender: Male

Well-defined ovoid mass in the subcutaneous fat - solid, whorled internal appearance with minimal peripheral enhancement

Ultrasound

Solid-appearing mass without blood flow on Doppler analysis

Case Discussion

Concern on MRI and US regarding the possibility of a soft tissue sarcoma or even neurofibroma.  On percutaneous biopsy the internal material was keratin with normal skin structures on the margins, typical of an epithelial cyst.
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Case information

rID: 17255
Case created: 29th Mar 2012
Last edited: 9th Dec 2015
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