Multiple Giant Sebaceous Cysts of Scalp PJ01-PJ02
Dr. Anand Singla,
Junior Resident, Department of Surgery, G.M.C., Patiala, Punjabâ€“147001, India.
Sebaceous cyst is an epidermal cyst often found on the hairy areas of the body such as scalp, trunk and face. Though commonly encountered in surgical practice, its presentation as multiple giant sebaceous cysts over scalp is rare. However, in long standing cases malignant transformation has also been sparingly reported. We report a case of a 52-year-old male presenting with multiple large sized swellings on the scalp, seven in number. These were present since childhood and gradually progressed to the enormous size of largest measuring 10cm x 8cm. Excision of these cysts was undertaken and specimens were sent for histopathological examination which confirmed the nature of these cysts to be sebaceous cysts. No malignant changes were reported in any of the specimens. The patient was followed up and was doing well.