Scalp trichilemmal cysts

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa Mahmoud El Feky

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Multiple scalp rounded swellings

Patient Data

Age: 20
Gender: Male
CT

CT brain

Multiple partially calcified mass lesions in the subcutaneous tissues of the scalp (hair-bearing portion)

Case Discussion

A trichilemmal cyst, also known as pilar tumor, is a common cyst that forms from a hair follicle. They are most often found on the scalp. The cysts are smooth, mobile and filled with keratin, a protein component found in hair, nails, and skin. In this case the keratin has calcified.

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Case information

rID: 52409
Case created: 6th Apr 2017
Last edited: 24th Apr 2017
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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