Atheroma L72.10

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Synonym(s)

Bellows tumour; Bellows Ulcer; Grease bag

History
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Ostermayer, 1897

Definition
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Not further differentiating term for different follicular cysts(epidermal cysts and tricholemmal cysts).

External therapy
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In addition, or in case of slight inflammation, use of external preparations containing sodium bituminosulfonate (e.g. Ichtholan 10%, 20% - 50% ointment).

Internal therapy
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In the inflammatory stage and perioperatively Antibiosis with doxycycline (e.g. Doxy Wolff) 100 mg/day p.o. or gyrase inhibitor, e.g. ciprofloxacin (e.g. Ciprobay) 2 times/day 250 mg p.o.

Operative therapie
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Excision. In case of florid inflammation possibly splitting, open wound treatment and secondary atheromextirpation.

Notice! The excision must include removal of the atheroma sheath.

Literature
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  1. Ostermayer N (1897) A rare case of regional atheroma cyst formation (Molluscum atheromatosum Kaposi) on the scrotal skin. Arch Dermatol Syph 39: 353-354

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020