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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 34-37

Epidermoid cyst of the outer ear: A case report and review of literature


Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Vidya Shikshan Prasarak Mandal's Dental College and Research Centre, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India

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Shrutal Deshmukh
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, VSPMDCRC, Nagpur, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-7749.98297

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The purpose of this article is to present a rare case of epidermoid cyst of the outer ear in a 38-year-old male patient. During clinical examination, a soft, cystic, globular, and non-tender swelling with restricted motility and well-defined margins was seen in the retroauricular region. Skin over the swelling was normal and not attached to it. The chosen treatment was total surgical removal. The histopathological findings confirmed the diagnosis of epidermoid cyst, characterized by presence of cyst cavity lined by stratified squamous epithelium with orthokeratin production. The lumen was filled with keratin. The connective tissue capsule consisted of fibrocellular stroma with numerous endothelial lined blood capillaries, which were engorged with red blood cells. The proposed treatment was considered successful, as there was no recurrence.


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