Chapter 41. Tumours and Cysts of the Skin

  1. Joe J. Tjandra MBBS, MD, FRACS, FRCS(Eng), FRCPS, FASCRS1,
  2. Gordon J.A. Clunie MB, ChB, ChM, DSc, FRCS(Eng, Edin), FRACS2,
  3. Andrew H. Kaye MBBS, MD, FRACS3 and
  4. Julian A. Smith MBBS, MS, FRACS, FACS4
  1. Gordon J. A. Clunie and
  2. Peter Devitt

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch41

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition

How to Cite

Clunie, G. J. A. and Devitt, P. (2006) Tumours and Cysts of the Skin, in Textbook of Surgery, Third Edition (eds J. J. Tjandra, G. J.A. Clunie, A. H. Kaye and J. A. Smith), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757819.ch41

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Colorectal Surgeon and Surgical Oncologist, Associate Professor of Surgery, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Epworth Hospital, University of Melbourne

  2. 2

    Emeritus Professor of Surgery, University of Melbourne

  3. 3

    James Stewart Professor of Surgery and Head of Department of Surgery The University of Melbourne, The Royal Melbourne Hospital Director of Neurosurgery and Director, The Melbourne Neuroscience Centre The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 4

    Professor of Surgery, Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405126274

Online ISBN: 9780470757819



  • melanoma;
  • actinic keratosis;
  • naevus;
  • kerato-acanthoma;
  • dermoid cysts


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cysts of the skin

  • Benign epidermal tumours

  • Malignant epithelial tumours

  • Pigmented lesions

  • MCQs