Cystic Ear Lobe Mass

  • Jeyasakthy Saniasiaya ORL Department, Hospital Selayang
  • Shalini Ramasamy Hospital Selayang
  • Zainal Azmi ZAinal Abidin Hospital Selayang


Epidermoid cyst has been known as the most common cutaneous cyst. These slow-growing lesions can be found anywhere in the body commonly head and neck. Disfigurement caused by this lesion is usually taken into consideration for early excision. It is also noteworthy, malignant transformation has been reported.


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