epidermoid cyst

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epidermoid cyst

[‚ep·ə′dər‚mȯid ′sist]
(medicine)
A cyst lined by stratified squamous epithelium without associated cutaneous glands.
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Epidermal cysts are slow growing benign lesions which originate from the epidermal layer of the skin.
2-4) Epidermal cysts are also common in Gardener syndrome, an autosomal dominant condition which is a variant of familial adenomatous polyposis.
There have been many reports of unusual sites for epidermal cysts which include intracranial, breast and para-rectal.