A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Cysts and Cystic Hamartomas

Papules, nodules, and tumors that, on gross examination, are usually skin colored and, on histopathologic examination, consist of an epithelium-lined sac that contains fluid, cells, or both in the case of true cysts and of cysts that are associated…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Nevus Sebaceus

A hamartoma of epidermis, epithelial structures of adnexa, and presumably dermal elements, typified, when fully formed, by a papillated or verrucous yellowish plaque situated usually on the scalp. The condition may present itself as a solitary lesio…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Eruptive Vellus Hair Cyst?

…bundant lipid. Last, eruptive vellus hair cyst is a variant of steatocystoma. Steatocystoma is a hamartoma, the most striking aspect of which is a cyst lined by epithelium just like that of a sebaceous duct, i.e., having a thin epithelium that consis…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Discussions

…trast, sebaceous secretion is the major element in the cyst of steatocystoma. Relatively few cornified cells are scattered amidst the lipid in steatocystoma. Vellus hairs are present too, and often in large number among the cyst content, they being c…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Epidermal Cyst and Epidermoid Cyst?

“Epidermoid cyst. Synonym: Sebaceous cyst, steatoma, epithelial cyst. Definition: A cyst containing keratin and its breakdown products, surrounded by an epidermoid wall.” Mackie RM. Epidermal skin tumors. In: Champion RH, Burton JL, Eb…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Study By Disease

“Blue nevus” (Jadassohn-Tièche) (Quiz #360) “Blue nevus” (Jadassohn-Tièche) (Quiz #525) “Blue nevus” (Masson’s blue neuronevus) (Quiz #359) “Collagenous” nevus, papillary dermal type* (Quiz #11…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

Differential Diagnosis

Infundibulo-folliculo-sebaceous cystic hamartoma Steatocystoma 1. Situated mostly in the dermis as a rule; sometimes also the subcutaneous fat 1. Situated in either the dermis or the subcutaneous fat, or both together 2. Cyst does not “p…

Differential Diagnosis in Dermatopathology

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Infundibulo-folliculo-sebaceous cystic hamartoma Steatocystoma