Cutaneous Ciliated Cyst of the Scalp. A Case Report with Immunohistochemical Evidence for Estrogen and Progesterone Receptors

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Abstract

The cutaneous ciliated cyst (CCC) is an unusual lesion found in young women that typically occurs on the lower extremities. This report describes a case of CCC arising in the scalp, a previously undescribed anatomic location for this lesion. In addition, positive nuclear staining for estrogen and progesterone receptors is demonstrated by immunohistochemical methods. Possible pathogenetic mechanisms are discussed.

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