Epidermal inclusion cyst - anterior chest wall

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Left anterior chest wall lesion - more than 10 years. No pain.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Male

There is an encapsulated lesion at site of swelling in anterior chest wall. Lesion abutts skin as well as underlying pectoralis muscle; and it lies in subcutaneous plane. There are anechoic clefts/globules in lesion along with tiny echogenic lines/dots. Lesion is compressible and avascular.

Case Discussion

Anterior chest wall lesion shows classic ultrasound findings of epidermal inclusion cyst. However, there is no histopathology follow up.

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Case information

rID: 50023
Published: 15th Dec 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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