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Int J Dermatol. 2004 Jan;43(1):60-2.

Suggestion for the treatment of steatocystoma multiplex located exclusively on the face.

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Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Beytepe Student Health Center, Ankara, Turkey.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Although there are numerous reports of different treatment methods, the long-term management of steatocystoma multiplex remains difficult. In this article we describe a simple technique that we used to treat the cysts on the face of a patient.

METHODS:

A 31-year-old male with steatocystoma multiplex located on the forehead and both temples was treated by inserting the tip of a needle and extirpating the contents, without removing the cyst wall.

RESULTS:

The procedure was very well tolerated by the patient. There have been no complications during or following the procedure. There were no recurrences after 10 months of follow up.

CONCLUSIONS:

We suggest that this very simple technique is worth trying as a treatment of choice, especially for the management of facial lesions, where scarring is unacceptable.

PMID:
14693025
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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