A malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor simulating a squamous cell carcinoma

A malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor simulating a squamous cell carcinoma An 84-year-old man with a 3x3 cm tumor of the nasal dorsum is described. The tumor was surgically removed, reconstruction was with a forehead flap. Histologically the tumor was a malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor (MPTT). There has been no recurrence or distant spread two years after surgery. MPTT is a rare tumor occurring mainly on the scalp and face in elderly men. It can be difficult to differentiate from a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), both clinically and histologically. It has a tendency to metastasize and recur more frequently than SCC. When a malignant tumor occurs on the scalp or face, the diagnosis of MPTT should be considered by both surgeon and pathologist. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

A malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor simulating a squamous cell carcinoma

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Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/BF01387863
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Abstract

An 84-year-old man with a 3x3 cm tumor of the nasal dorsum is described. The tumor was surgically removed, reconstruction was with a forehead flap. Histologically the tumor was a malignant proliferating trichilemmal tumor (MPTT). There has been no recurrence or distant spread two years after surgery. MPTT is a rare tumor occurring mainly on the scalp and face in elderly men. It can be difficult to differentiate from a squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), both clinically and histologically. It has a tendency to metastasize and recur more frequently than SCC. When a malignant tumor occurs on the scalp or face, the diagnosis of MPTT should be considered by both surgeon and pathologist.

Journal

European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Nov 1, 1997

References

  • Proliferating trichilemmal cyst: a simulant of squamous cell carcinoma
    Brownstein, MH; Arluk, DJ

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