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Description:This image depicts the male genitalia revealing the presence of what was diagnosed as an epidermoid cyst situated in the penile urethral meatus.
Epidermoid cysts are not sebaceous cysts, for they contain a core of keratin debris rather than sebum, the oily substance found in a sebaceous cyst. These cysts resylt from a number of causes including the implantation of epidermal tissue into the underlying dermis, which may result from a traumatic skin injury; from a bacterial infection involving a skin pore; from Gardner’s syndrome.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Susan Lindsley
Creation Date:1976
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CDC Organization
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