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IP Journal of Diagnostic Pathology and Oncology

Pilomatrix carcinoma - pilomatrixoma: Two ends of the disease spectrum

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Author Details: Balasubramanian V, Suhaildeen, Sathya Narayanan, Prithviraj P

Volume : 3

Issue : 1

Online ISSN : 2581-3706

Print ISSN : 2581-3714

Article First Page : 50

Article End Page : 51


Pilomatrixoma, pilomatrix carcinoma, are neoplasms of skin appendage with differentiation towards hair follicle matrix cells. They represent two ends of the spectrum with varying clinical and pathological characteristics. Pilomatrix carcinoma is a rare malignant neoplasm, having a tendency to recur locally, with a rare propensity for distant metastasis.
There is a need to differentiate the two entity, for appropriate selection of treatment. We describe a case of a pilomatrixoma in a 62 year old gentleman over the right chest along with a review of pathology and treatment options.

Keywords: Pilomatrix Carcinoma, Pilomatrixoma, Cutaneous neoplasms.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/2581-3706.2018.0012