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Journal of the Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2006;12(2):166-169.
Published online September 1, 2006.
A Clinical Experience of a Tumor Composed of Unknown-Natured Cystic Structures and Fibrosis on Face.
Seung Chan Lee, Ji Seon Cheon, An Young Cho, Jeong Yeol Yang
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chosun University, College of Medicine, Gwangju, Korea. jyyang@mail.chosun.ac.kr
Unknown-natured cystic structures on face refers to a very rare tumor. We report a case of unknown-natured cystic structures on face in a 31 years old woman. She had complained palpable mass of left cheek for 5 years. Radiographically, a dense inhenced mass of left maxillary area showed mild protruding external surface without cortical destruction. The maximum diameter of mass was 3.5cm. Microscopically, the mass was composed of unknown-natured cystic structures devoid of lining cell and fibrosis of cystic wall. The mass was successfully removed via subciliary incision. No tumor recurrence has been reported during the follow-up period. We described surgical approach, MR imaging finding, histopathological and immunohistochemical findings of this tumor.
Key Words: Cystic structure, Fibrosis, Cheek
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