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Dermatol Ther (Heidelb). 2016 Sep;6(3):347-62. doi: 10.1007/s13555-016-0123-8. Epub 2016 Jun 21.

Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus Revisited.

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  • 1School of Medicine, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA. ehaddock@ucsd.edu.
  • 2Department of Dermatology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA, USA.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus (FeP) is considered a variant of basal cell carcinoma (BCC); however, in the past 20 years, some researchers have argued for its classification as a trichoblastoma. Recently, use of a new immunostaining marker and further dermoscopic characterization of FeP have advanced the debate about its proper classification.

PURPOSE:

A review of the evidence for and against classification of FeP as BCC or trichoblastoma is presented.

METHODS:

Using PubMed, the term FeP was searched and relevant citations were assessed. Additional relevant articles were identified from references of key papers.

RESULTS:

FeP shares characteristics of both trichoblastoma and BCC.

CONCLUSION:

Derived from the same cell type, BCC and trichoblastoma may be best considered as representing opposite ends of a spectrum of differentiation, with FeP deserving an intermediate classification.

KEYWORDS:

Basal; Carcinoma; Cell; Fibroepithelioma; PHLDA1; Pinkus; Trichoblastoma; Trichoepithelioma

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