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A keratocyst is a type of cutaneous cyst. They appear similar to epidermoid cysts; however, are not limited to a specified location on the body. Keratocyst are most often reported in persons with nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome.[1]


Keratocysts have a stratified squamous epithelial wall without sebaceous lobules.[2]

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  1. ^ Rapini, Ronald P.; Bolognia, Jean L.; Jorizzo, Joseph L. (2007). Dermatology: 2-Volume Set. St. Louis: Mosby. p. 1686. ISBN 1-4160-2999-0. 
  2. ^ Cassarino DS; Linden KG; Barr RJ (2005). Cutaneous keratocyst arising independently of the nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome. Am J Dermatopathol. pp. 27:177–178.