Vellus hair cysts typically appear as numerous small papules in the precordial area in children. Treatment is generally not necessary as most cases resolve spontaneously. We report a case of a vellus hair cyst that was unique in that it manifested as a solitary mass in the postauricular area and it had persisted for 16 years. The tumor was surgically excised. We also review the literature on this condition.
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