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Case Reports in Surgery
Volume 2018, Article ID 5961913, 2 pages
Case Report

Cutaneous Ciliated Cyst in an Unusual Location: Between Two Scapulas

1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hitit University Erol Olcok Training and Research Hospital, Çorum, Turkey
2Department of Pediatric Surgery, Hitit University Faculty of Medicine, Çorum, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to Gül Doğan; moc.liamtoh@289_gadrimedlug

Received 27 December 2017; Accepted 19 March 2018; Published 1 April 2018

Academic Editor: Paola De Nardi

Copyright © 2018 Gül Doğan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cutaneous ciliated cyst is defined as a rare, painless lesion frequently encountered on the lower extremities of young girls after puberty. The cyst is surrounded by the columnar ciliary epithelium. Apart from the lower extremities of girls, they may be localized on the scalp, scapula, thumb, abdomen, umbilicus, thigh, heel, knee, and gluteal region. There are two theories to explain this localization. The first is that they are mullerian heterotrophy, while the other is that they are ciliated metaplasia of eccrine glands. In this paper, we described a cutaneous ciliated cyst, which was observed with a previously undescribed localization on the back of a 13-year-old female patient.