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J Med Case Rep. 2009 Jul 14;3:7321. doi: 10.4076/1752-1947-3-7321.

Epidermal inclusion cyst as a rare complication of neonatal male circumcision: a case report.

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  • 1Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, University College Hospital PMB 5116, Ibadan Nigeria.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

Ibadan, Nigeria, has a very high rate of complications of male circumcision. In a previous survey, redundant or excessive loss of foreskin, skin bridges and injury to the glans penis were the major types of complications identified. Epidermal inclusion cyst complicating neonatal male circumcision appears to be extremely rare, and an extensive search of all databases revealed no reports in the recent literature.

CASE PRESENTATION:

In 1992, a 10-year-old boy was seen at the urology outpatients clinic presenting with a globular swelling in the penile skin located at the ventral surface proximal to the coronal sulcus. The histology of the excised mass revealed an epidermal inclusion cyst. Since then, he has remained healthy.

CONCLUSIONS:

Epidermal inclusion cyst complicating male neonatal circumcision is extremely rare. The diagnosis is easy and a simple total excision is curative.

PMID:
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PMCID:
PMC2737759
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