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Ann Dermatol. 2009 February; 21(1): 106–109.
Published online 2009 February 28. doi:  10.5021/ad.2009.21.1.106
PMCID: PMC2883360

A Case of Steatocystoma Multiplex Limited to the Scalp

Sun Ji Kim, M.D., Hyun Jeong Park, M.D.,corresponding author Shin Taek Oh, M.D., Jun Young Lee, M.D., and Baik Kee Cho, M.D.


We report here on a 63-year-old woman who had several small, yellowish papules on the scalp for the previous 2 years. There was no family history of similar lesions. Yellowish, creamy material was expressed from a papule during punch biopsy. Histologic examination from the lesion revealed the typical features of steatocystoma multiplex. We report here on this rare variant of steatocystoma multiplex that was limited to the scalp.

Keywords: Scalp, Steatocystoma multiplex

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