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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 121-122

Postauricular dermoid cyst: An unusual presentation

Metropolis Healthcare; Department of Pathology, Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences and Research; Department of Pathology, Hind Institute of Medical Sciences, Barabanki, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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DOI: 10.4103/ijhas.IJHAS_39_16

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Dermoid cysts are common congenital lesions presenting frequently as midline cysts. In the skin and subcutis, they occur mostly on the face, neck, or scalp. Apart from the skin, dermoid cysts have been described as intracranial, intraspinal, or perispinal lesions. Intra-abdominal cysts, such as cystic tumors of the ovary or omentum, occur as well. However, their presence in the postauricular region is rare and only a few documentations of this entity are found in literature. Fine-needle aspiration cytology can be suggestive of its presence during initial evaluation while histopathology after excision provides confirmatory diagnosis. This unusual presentation of a unilateral dermoid cyst in the postauricular region is described herewith.

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