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J Dermatol. 1995 Jun;22(6):438-40.

A case of steatocystoma multiplex with prominent cysts on the scalp treated successfully using a simple surgical technique.

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Department of Dermatology, Kagoshima University Faculty of Medicine, Japan.


The case described is a 35-year-old male with multiple cysts on the upper half of his body. This patient was diagnosed as having steatocystoma multiplex, based on clinical and histological findings. The lesions consisted of widespread and unusually prominent cysts, which were removed by a simple surgical technique using a dermatological trepan and artery forceps. We provide here a detailed description of the surgical procedures employed.

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