Mathews Journal of Dermatology

2474-6894

Previous Issues Volume 2, Issue 1 - 2017

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Steatocystoma Multiplex: A Case Report of a Rare Disease Diagnosed in a Trauma Patient

Adam Kaiser1, Adam Semanoff2, Victor Nannini3, Zachary Chadnick4

1Chief Resident Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Nassau University Medical Center East Meadow, NY

2 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

3Faculty Attending, Oral & and Maxillofacial Surgery, Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

4Medical Student, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

Corresponding Author: Adam C. Kaiser, Chief Resident Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Nassau University Medical Center East Meadow, NY. Tel: +1 516-572-0123; E-Mail: zonadent2013@gmail.com

Received Date: 20 Dec 2016  
Accepted Date: 04 Jan 2017  
Published Date: 06 Jan 2017

Copyright © 2017 Kaiser AC

Citation: Kaiser AC, Nannini V, Semanoff A and Chadnick Z. (2017). Steatocystoma Multiplex: A Case Report of a Rare Disease Diagnosed in a Trauma Patient. Mathews J  Dermatol. 2(1): 008.

 

ABSTRACT

Purpose:

Steatocystoma Multiplex is a rare but benign disease that commonly presents in the head and neck region and has even presented in the oral cavity. Currently, there is limited reference of this condition in oral and maxillofacial surgery literature. The purpose of this article is to report on a rare epithelial disease that occurred in one of our patients and to review other similar diseases.

Patient and Methods:

A 35-year-old male presented to the Nassau University Medical Center on two separate occasions as a level II and level I trauma, respectively. The patient was referred to our oral and maxillofacial surgery department for the management of his facial trauma and consultation about his associated facial lesions. This case report describes the sequence of treatment, methodologies in our work-up, and diagnoses of our biopsies. This report did not require approval from our institutional review board ("IRB") and the figures do not illustrate any patient identifying information.

Results:

The patient was diagnosed with Steatocystoma Multiplex after two biopsies, review of familial history of lesions, and dermatology consultation. This diagnosis was confirmed by histopathology that correlated with clinical presentation.

Conclusions:

Steatocystoma Multiplex is often disfiguring and can lead to psychosocial behavioral issues in patients with said condition. It is important for specialists of the head and neck to be familiar with Steatocystoma Multiplex because these practitioners may be called upon to evaluate, diagnose, and treat a patient with this condition


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