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Vol 69, No 3-4 (2019)
Case report
Published online: 2019-10-31
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A squamous cell carcinoma arising from scrotal epidermal cyst. A case report and review of 94 cases from the world literature

Abdalla Saad Abdalla Al-Zawi, Sadaf Memon, Ahmed Shah, Soad Eldruki, Elizabeth Tan, Salem Omar Alowami
DOI: 10.5603/NJO.2019.0028
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Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2019;69(3-4):150-156.

open access

Vol 69, No 3-4 (2019)
Case report
Published online: 2019-10-31

Abstract

Epidermal cysts are a common benign skin abnormality, comprising 85–90% of all excised skin cysts. The term epidermal inclusion cyst refers specifically when the cyst resulted from the implantation of epidermal elements in the dermis. Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are common skin lesions; however, a malignant transformation of an epidermal cyst is very rare with incidence of 0.011–0.045%. Few cases of malignant transformation of an epidermal cyst have been reported in the literature so far. This paper presents a case of squamous cell carcinoma arising from a scrotal epidermal cyst.

Abstract

Epidermal cysts are a common benign skin abnormality, comprising 85–90% of all excised skin cysts. The term epidermal inclusion cyst refers specifically when the cyst resulted from the implantation of epidermal elements in the dermis. Squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) are common skin lesions; however, a malignant transformation of an epidermal cyst is very rare with incidence of 0.011–0.045%. Few cases of malignant transformation of an epidermal cyst have been reported in the literature so far. This paper presents a case of squamous cell carcinoma arising from a scrotal epidermal cyst.

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Keywords

epidermal cyst; squamous cell carcinoma; PD-1 blockade; cemiplimab

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Title

A squamous cell carcinoma arising from scrotal epidermal cyst. A case report and review of 94 cases from the world literature

Journal

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology

Issue

Vol 69, No 3-4 (2019)

Pages

150-156

Published online

2019-10-31

DOI

10.5603/NJO.2019.0028

Bibliographic record

Nowotwory. Journal of Oncology 2019;69(3-4):150-156.

Keywords

epidermal cyst
squamous cell carcinoma
PD-1 blockade
cemiplimab

Authors

Abdalla Saad Abdalla Al-Zawi
Sadaf Memon
Ahmed Shah
Soad Eldruki
Elizabeth Tan
Salem Omar Alowami

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