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Dermoid cyst

Contributor: Meagan Seay, DO and Nasreen Syed, MD

Dermoid cysts are encapsulated structures lined by stratified squamous epithelium. The lumen contains keratin and hair. Skin adnexal structures, including glands and hair follicles line the cyst wall.

Dermoid cyst


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last updated: 06/25/2013
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