Sebaceous cyst - neck

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


Swelling in left side of mandible region - 2 mths. C/o local pain - 2 wks. H/o skin redness.

Patient Data

Age: about 25 yrs
Gender: Male

Thick, irregularly walled collection with echoes is noted at site of swelling.  Vascularity is noted in wall.

It is superficial to platysma. 

A curvilinear reflective focus is noted within it - ? Hair follicle.

Left submandibular gland and superficial lobe of left parotid glands are normal.

No other abnormality is noted in neck.

Case Discussion

Reported as a subcutaneous abscess.

I & D - done. An 'infected' sebaceous cyst - 'leaked' cyst.

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Case information

rID: 30610
Published: 11th Sep 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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