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Contributors: Susan Burgin MD, Belinda Tan MD, PhD, Mary Gail Mercurio MD
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Synopsis

An epidermoid cyst, also known as a sebaceous cyst (a misnomer), is a semi-solid cyst filled with keratin. The cysts are lined by keratinizing epithelium that is responsible for the soft "cheesy" keratin contents. The epidermal cyst is a common lesion that can arise on the face, trunk, extremities, or vulva. The cyst wall is stratified squamous epithelium, and the content is formed of macerated keratin and lipid-rich debris. The lesion may be asymptomatic, but rupture can result in significant discomfort.

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ICD10CM:
L72.0 – Epidermal cyst

SNOMEDCT:
419893006 – Epidermoid cyst

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Last Reviewed: 05/09/2017
Last Updated: 06/14/2017
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Epidermoid cyst : Cyst, Face, Neck, Smooth nodule, Trunk
Clinical image of Epidermoid cyst
A close-up of a yellowish nodule with a central keratin-filled punctum.
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