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South Asian J Cancer. 2013 Apr;2(2):54. doi: 10.4103/2278-330X.110479.

Multiple trichoepitheliomas: A rare occurrence.

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1
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
2
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
3
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, A. J. Institute of Dental Sciences, RGUHS, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.
4
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, Nitte University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Trichoepitelioma is an extremely rare cosmetically disfiguring condition usually affecting the females. Trichoepitheliomas are benign lesions seen on the face, which are thought to derive from the hair follicle. Malignant transformation to basal cell carcinoma is rare and occurs late in the course of the disease These lesions are often misinterpreted and diagnosed clinically as neurofibromatosis or histpathologically as basal cell carcinoma. We report a case of multiple trichoepithelioma occurring in a male patient. The patient presented with multiple dermatologic growths on the face with varied histopathological presentations which have been described in detail.

KEYWORDS:

Benign; face; neoplasm; trichoepithelioma

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