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Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume 44, n° 2P2
pages 358-361 (février 2001)
Doi : 10.1067/mjd.2001.105474
Pilomatrix carcinoma: A report of a case arising from a previously excised pilomatrixoma and a review of the literature

Jeffrey Sassmannshausen, MD, Marsha Chaffins, MD
Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit. Detroit, Michigan 


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.)

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 This supplement is made possible through an educational grant from Ortho Dermatological to the American Academy of Dermatology.
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 J Am Acad Dermatol 2001;44:358-61

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