A 63-year-old woman was evaluated in 1995 for a nodule on the left parietal scalp. Biopsy revealed pilomatrixoma. The lesion was treated by curettage. The patient returned to the clinic in March of 1998 with a 2-month history of a rapidly growing nodule at the surgical site. Histology showed changes consistent with pilomatrix carcinoma. We will discuss the malignant transformation of a common hair matrix tumor and review the literature. (J Am Acad Dermatol 2001;44:358-61.)Le texte complet de cet article est disponible en PDF.
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| J Am Acad Dermatol 2001;44:358-61