Ann Dermatol.  2016 Feb;28(1):133-135. 10.5021/ad.2016.28.1.133.

Pathogenesis of Plantar Epidermal Cyst: Three-Dimensional Reconstruction Analysis

  • 1Department of Dermatology, Korea University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


No abstract available.

MeSH Terms

Epidermal Cyst*


  • Fig. 1 A solitary tender subcutaneous nodule (arrow) and multiple warts on the patient's sole.

  • Fig. 2 (A) Histology showed a characteristic bulge on the epidermal side of the cyst wall, fibrosis surrounding the cyst, and abundant eccrine glands and ducts (H&E, ×40). (B~D) Process of three-dimensional reconstruction analysis. (B) Tracing of the outline of the cyst wall, ductal structure and overlying epidermis. (C) A wire frame of the cyst wall and the overlying epidermis generated by three-dimensional reconstruction software by using a montage of tracings of a major part of the serial sections. (D) A wire frame of all the traced structures. Apricot color: keratin layer, pink: epidermis and cyst wall, green and blue: sweat glands and ductal structures on either side of the cyst, yellow: suspicious duct, which might be connected to the cyst wall.


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