Steatocystoma Multiplex: Case Report and Review of Treatment

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Mina Amin
Peter Hashim


Steatocystoma multiplex, cysts, incision, drainage, CO2 laser


Steatocystoma multiplex, an uncommon autosomal dominant disorder, is characterized by numerous asymptomatic skin-colored cystic nodules. The leading hypothesis regarding the pathophysiology of this disease involves a defect at the pilosebaceous duct junction, which leads to cyst formation. Herein, we describe a case of a male patient that presented with steatocystoma multiplex. We examine the cosmetic outcomes of different techniques used in his treatment as well as review the varied therapeutic options available to such patients, including surgical removal, needle aspiration, cryotherapy, isotretinoin, and CO2 laser treatment.           


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