Infected Punctum–Associated Cyst Mimicking Erysipelas

Ievgen I. Fesenkoa, ... Valentyna I. Zaritskac more
a Ievgen I. Fesenko

PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Private Higher Educational Establishment “Kyiv Medical University.” Oral Surgeon, Physician of Ultrasound Diagnostics, Center of Maxillofacial Surgery, Kyiv Regional Clinical Hospital (place of work at moment of material collection). Corresponding author’s address: Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Private Higher Educational Establishment “Kyiv Medical University.” 7 Antona Tsedika Street, Kyiv 02000, Ukraine. E-mail: i.i.fesenko@dtjournal.org (Ievgen Fesenko) ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8901-1632 Instagram: @dr_eugenfesenko Facebook: Eugene Fesenko

b Pavlo P. Snisarevskyi

Head, Department of Pathomorphology, Kyiv Regional Clinical Hospital

c Valentyna I. Zaritska

PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, National Medical University of Healthcare of Ukraine

February 28, 2021

https://doi.org/10.23999/j.dtomp.2021.2.1

J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2021;5:15–9.

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HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE

Fesenko II, Snisarevskyi PP, Zaritska VI. Infected punctum–associated cyst mimicking erysipelas. J Diagn Treat Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2021;5(2):15–9.

Summary

Epidermoid cysts (congenital and acquired) are not the unusual benign lesions. But to our knowledge, this is the first report in the English literature that describes an uncommon presentation of the infected acquired epidermoid cyst (ie, punctum–associated cyst or atheroma) manifesting as unilateral facial erysipelas in a 74-yearold Caucasian female. Terminology and the “submarine sign” ultrasound appearance are also analyzed.