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Br J Dermatol. 2002 Jun;146(6):1068-70.

Multiple basaloid follicular hamartomas associated with acrochordons, seborrhoeic keratoses and chondrosarcoma.

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Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX, USA.


Basaloid follicular hamartoma is an uncommon neoplasm with distinctive histopathological findings. It presents as four distinctive clinical forms: a solitary papule, a localized plaque of alopecia, a localized linear and unilateral type, and generalized papules with associated alopecia and myasthenia gravis. Histologically, basaloid follicular hamartomas are characterized by thin branching strands and thick cords of basaloid or squamoid cells extending from a follicle into a loose, fibrillar, fibrocytic or mucinous connective tissue stroma. We report a case of long-standing, generalized basaloid follicular hamartomas associated with acrochordons, seborrhoeic keratoses, and a history of chondrosarcoma. In general, solitary tumours are sporadic; multiple tumours are inherited and frequently associated with a syndrome. Further surveillance is warranted to determine if the association of multiple basaloid follicular hamartomas and chondrosarcoma constitutes an inherited syndrome.

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