Friday, November 2, 2007

Answer: VizD Challenge Week of 10/29/2007

Congratulations to JuliaMD, she is this week's VizD winner.

Thank you to everyone who participated!

JuliaMD is the winner of $5

A 37-year-old man presents to your Urgent Care clinic complaining of a painful lump to the back of his neck. He states the lesion has been there for more than 3 years but it has never been this painful. On your exam, the lesion is erythematous so you decide to perform an incision and drainage.

(click on image to enlarge)
1. What is the name of this lesion?
2. What is the material that is released from the lesion after incision?
3. After the incision and drainage, does the lesion have a high or low likelihood of returning?

1. Epidermal inclusion cyst or sebaceous cyst
2. Sebum
3. High - must remove the keratin lining of the cyst by surgical excision to avoid recurrence

The Next VizD Will be Posted on November 5

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1 comment:

Adam said...

Please email me at to receive your $5 prize.