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Ann Coloproctol. 2015 Feb;31(1):37-39. English. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3393/ac.2015.31.1.37
Park JY , Kim YW , Lee KY , Sung JY .
Department of Pathology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea. jyune15@gmail.com
Department of Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

An epidermoid cyst of the cecum is extremely rare; only eight cases have been reported in the literature. A 63-year-old woman was admitted to Kyung Hee University Medical Center with a colonic mass that had been discovered incidentally during a regular health check-up. The radiographic impression was that this mass was a gastrointestinal stromal tumor. During surgery, an exophytic mass in the cecal wall was resected by using an ileocecectomy. Based on the macroscopic and the microscopic findings, this case was identified as an epidermoid cyst of the cecal wall. We report this case to discuss the origin of this entity and the unusual nature of our case.

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