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Spring 2017, Vol. 25 No. 1

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2017) 25, 29-32

Case Report

Steatocystoma multiplex involving the face and scalp: a case report


JP Vukićević


Steatocystoma multiplex (SM) is an uncommon, familial or sporadic disorder of the pilosebaceous unit. It is usually characterised by multiple, asymptomatic, skin-coloured or yellowish, sebum-containing dermal cysts. Steatocystoma multiplex can appear anywhere, but is more common on the trunk, neck, inguinal region and proximal extremities. Cases with lesions localised on the face and scalp have also been described, but are rare. A 62-year-old man presented with multiple, yellowish, smooth, non-tender cutaneous cysts of about 2 cm in diameter on his scalp, bilateral temples and upper back. He first noticed the lesions 10 years ago. There was no family history of similar lesions. The nails, teeth and hair were normal. Histopathology revealed steatocystoma multiplex. Treatment by CO2 laser was planned.


Keywords: CO2 laser, face, pilar cyst, scalp, steatocystoma multiplex

關鍵詞: 二氧化碳激光、面部、毛髮囊腫、頭皮、多發性脂囊瘤