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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 119-121

Follicular hybrid cyst with rare juxtaposition of epidermal cyst and steatocystoma


Department of Pathology, Sonoscan Healthcare, Malda, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Krishnendu Mondal
C/o.Barendra Nath Mondal, Fularhat, P.O. and P.S. Sonarpur, South 24 Parganas, Kolkata - 700 150, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijt.ijt_21_17

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Any cutaneous cyst differentiating toward two or more pilosebaceous components is known as follicular hybrid cyst (FHC). A combination of epidermal and trichilemmal cyst is its most frequent example. Other combinations of pilosebaceous derivatives occur uncommonly as well. The histogenesis of this condition has been controversial. In this latest report, we describe an unusual FHC from the earlobe of a 19-year-old male, which expressed the cohabitation of epidermal cyst and steatocystoma. A sharp transition was noted between the two kinds of epithelial components.


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