Giant epidermal cyst of the foot

Malkoc M., Korkmaz Ö., Genç Y., Say F., Aytekin M. N.

Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo, vol.142, no.9-10, pp.607-609, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 142 Issue: 9-10
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.2298/sarh1410607m
  • Journal Name: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.607-609
  • Keywords: epidermoid cyst, foot, plantar
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Introduction Epidermoid inclusion cysts are usually composed of epidermal elements implanted into the dermal layers. Patients are seen in the outpatient clinics with a mass. Most of the complaints are mechanical and cosmetic problems. Case Outline A 34-year-old female patient was admitted to our clinic because of swelling and pain in her right foot. A palpable mass was detected in the first web. On the x-rays of the foot no osseous lesion was detected. There was a soft tissue mass in the first web according to MRI report. Soft tissue mass was excised and sent to pathology. According to pathology report the mass was an epidermoid cyst 5×2×1.5 cm in size. There were no problems during follow-up of the patient for 6 months after surgery. The patient had no swelling in the foot and had no additional complaints on checkup. Conclusion In the differential diagnosis, we should take into consideration epidermoid cyst of large soft tissue masses of the foot. Surgical excision should be done within the appropriate limits.