Case Report

Multiple Giant Trichilemmal Cysts of the Head: Case Report


  • Funda Tamer
  • Mehmet Eren Yüksel

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2015;9(3):0-0


Trichilemmal cysts are common tumors of the scalp arising from hair follicles. Trichilemmal cysts may vary in number and size, however multiple giant trichilemmal cysts of the scalp are rarely seen. Hereby, we report a 48-year-old Caucasian female with multiple giant trichilemmal cysts on the scalp. The patient complaining of swellings on the head, headache and pruritus stated that the lesions on her head had been gradually growing over the past ten years. Four cystic tumoral lesions of the scalp have been surgically removed. The histopathological evaluation of the specimen revealed trichilemmal cysts. The patient did well postoperatively. Bearing in the mind that the number and size of trichilemmal cysts may vary, they should always be taken into account in the differential diagnosis of cystic lesions of the scalp.

Keywords: Trichilemmal, cyst, multiple, pilar, scalp