Dermoid Cyst

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D23.9 – Other benign neoplasm of skin, unspecified

72277008 – Dermoid cyst


A dermoid cyst results from an alteration in fetal development at the lines of cleavage. The cyst contains a keratinizing epithelial lining, sebaceous glands, eccrine glands, and sometimes mature hair. Dermoid cysts are typically seen at birth or noticed shortly thereafter.

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