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Forum Name: Head and Neck Cancer

Question: RE: Multiple hard movable lumps under scalp


 suns - Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:16 pm

Hi,
I am a 40 year old male with no known major health issues so far. I had a slowly growing lump at the back of my scalp for the last 20 years. Right now it is around 5cmX5CM X3cm size. It is hard, movable.I visited a doctor 12 years before & he did a Fine needle biopy & said it is benign lump. This year,3 months before I noticed another hard lump on back of my scalp growing. It is around 2CM circular size. I am worried if this is some form of cancer. I am planning to visit a doctor next week. I greatly appreciate any input about my condition.
Thanks,
suns.
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:11 pm

User avatar Hi,
There are many lumps which arise over the scalp. Many of them are cystic or soft. But what you are describing are hard lumps.
Two not so common possibilities which occur to me are...
calcinosis cutis (deposition of calcium salts in the skin)and
osteoma cutis (bone formation in the skin).
More commonly, some of the benign skin lesions (ex: epidermoid cysts)may calcify as well.
It will be extremely difficult to hazard a guess without actually examining the lesions.Thank you!

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