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Journal of the Korean Society for Surgery of the Hand 2011;16(4):247-250.
Published online December 30, 2011.
Multiple Epidermal Inclusion Cysts in Previous Bone Graft Site of the Thumb: A Case Report
So Min Hwang, Hong Il Kim, Sung Min Ahn, Kwang Ryeol Lim, Yong Hui Jung, Jennifer K Song
Hand and Microsurgery Center, Good Moonhwa Hospital, Busan, Koera. psasm@naver.com
Received: 14 July 2011   • Revised: 29 October 2011   • Accepted: 8 November 2011
We report a 71-year-old male presenting with painful growing mass on his left thumb. The patient had received iliac bone graft on his left thumb 20 years ago, and removed all the grafted bone 8 years ago due to recurrent ulcer. Biopsy revealed multiple eidermal inclusion cysts on the dorsal surface of the bone graft site. Surgeon should be aware of epidermal inclusion cyst occurred at the previous bone graft site of the finger.

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