GIANT EPIDERMAL INCLUSION CYST OF THE GLUTEAL REGION – A RARE CASE REPORT .
Epidermal inclusion cysts are a very common type of benign intradermal or subcutaneous tumors .They occur as a result of the migration of epidermal cells into the dermis .These lesions are typically small, solitary, and slow-growing, located on the trunk, face, scalp and neck. Larger masses have been reported infrequently on the extremities. Here we present a rare case of a giant (13*15*17cm) epidermal inclusion cyst of the left gluteal region in 23 years of female which presented a diagnostic dilemma preoperatively due to its size, location and MRI findings. The cyst was subsequently excised in its entirety along with its wall and primary closure was done with drain placement. The patient recovered well and the diagnosis was confirmed by histopathological examination of the resected specimen.
Keyword: giant epidermal inclusion cyst, gluteal region, tailgut duplication cyst