Giant Pilomatricoma

Lozzi, Gian Piero, Soyer, H. Peter, Fruehauf, Julia, Massone, Cesare, Kerl, Helmut and Peris, Ketty (2007) Giant Pilomatricoma. American Journal of Dermatopathology, 29 3: 286-289. doi:10.1097/DAD.0b013e318053db45

Author Lozzi, Gian Piero
Soyer, H. Peter
Fruehauf, Julia
Massone, Cesare
Kerl, Helmut
Peris, Ketty
Title Giant Pilomatricoma
Journal name American Journal of Dermatopathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0193-1091
Publication date 2007-06
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/DAD.0b013e318053db45
Volume 29
Issue 3
Start page 286
End page 289
Total pages 4
Place of publication Hagerstown, MD
Publisher Lippincott-Raven
Collection year 2007
Language eng
Subject 110304 Dermatology
Abstract A 52-year-old man was examined for an ulcerated, rapidly growing reddish nodule. It was 5.5 cm high with an 11 x 6-cm base and located on the left clavicle. The lesion had been present for approximately 7 years, and the patient complained occasional burning and pain. Clinical differential diagnoses included cutaneous lymphoma, sarcoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and cutaneous metastasis. Histopathologic examination revealed a well-circumscribed tumor involving the whole dermis and the subcutis and composed of partially confluent aggregates of matrical cells admixed with eosinophilic cornified material containing shadow cells. In addition, multinucleated giant cells, areas of calcification and metaplastic ossification, edema, and hemorrhage were also observed. On the basis of histopathologic features, the diagnosis of pilomatricoma was made. Our report highlights an unusual clinical appearance of pilomatricoma that made us consider a variety of primary or secondary cutaneous neoplasms in its differential diagnosis.
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