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Epidermal inclusion cyst of the breast: a rare benign entity.

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Title Epidermal inclusion cyst of the breast: a rare benign entity.
 
Creator Lam, S Y
Kasthoori, J J
Mun, K S
Rahmat, K
 
Subject R Medicine (General)
 
Description Epidermal inclusion cyst (EIC) arising from the breast is an uncommon benign condition. We report two cases of enlarging EIC of the breast in two women in their forties. The diagnosis of this condition may not be straightforward with imaging alone if an EIC presents as an enlarging lump in the breast and mimics a benign breast lesion, most commonly a fibroadenoma or malignant lesion with benign imaging features. Excision is usually recommended for a definite histopathological diagnosis and for the prevention of potential risks of malignant transformation. Asymptomatic stable lesions do not require treatment; biopsy is unnecessary, and follow-up imaging suffices if typical sonographic and clinical findings are found.
 
Publisher Stamford Publishing Pte Ltd / Singapore Medical Association
 
Date 2010-12
 
Type Article
PeerReviewed
 
Relation http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21221490
http://eprints.um.edu.my/98/
 
Identifier Lam, S Y; Kasthoori, J J; Mun, K S; Rahmat, K (2010) Epidermal inclusion cyst of the breast: a rare benign entity. Singapore Medical Journal <http://eprints.um.edu.my/view/publication/Singapore_Medical_Journal.html>, 51 (12). e191-4. ISSN 0037-5675