Scalp reconstruction after resection of trichilemmal cyst. A case report

10.17605/OSF.IO/BJP8E

Villarreal Salgado JL. et al. Scalp reconstruction after resection of trichilemmal cyst. A case report. Am J Med Surg. November 2021; 6(1). 1-3

BACKGROUND.

Trichilemmal tumors are benign neoplasms, derived from the outer root sheath of the hair follicle, that occur infrequently on the scalp. Clinically they present with insidious presentation, slow growth, painless and progressive. Wide resection is the surgical treatment of choice.

We present the case of a 72-year-old female patient with multiple trichilemmal cysts in the occipital region of the scalp, treated with wide surgical resection and advancement flap reconstruction. Currently 1 month after surgery with favorable clinical evolution.

 

KEY WORDS: Trichilemmal cyst, Scalp reconstruction