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Title: Congenital inclusion dermoid cysts of the scalp.
Epworth Authors: Sinclair, Rodney
Other Authors: Darley, C.
Dawber, R. P.
Keywords: Alopecia
Dermoid Cyst
Congenital Cyst
Aplasia Cutis
Skin Neoplasms
Intracranial Extension
Chair of Dermatology, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Head & Neck Clinical Institute, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: Dec-1992
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Australas J Dermatol. 1992;33(3):135-40.
Abstract: The natural history of congenital inclusion dermoid cysts of the scalp is unknown. We report three cases of this condition, which has been followed from birth for up to ten years. Dermoids are congenital subcutaneous cysts, which gradually flatten and scar over a number of years. The lesions are covered with skin showing focal alopecia but they may be surrounded by a collar of hypertropic hair. Later in life flattened cysts may be mistaken for aplasia cutis, but the history of a cyst at birth allows the clinician to distinguish these two conditions. As these cysts have a potential for intracranial extension, this is an important clinical entity.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1440-0960.1992.tb00101.x
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ISSN: 1440-0960
Journal Title: Australasian Journal of Dermatology
Type: Journal Article
Affiliated Organisations: Skin and Cancer Foundation, Melbourne.
Type of Clinical Study or Trial: Case reports
Appears in Collections:Cancer Services
Head & Neck

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