Giant proliferating pilomatricoma; report of a rare entity

Robert Grohs, Nima Ardakani, Nathan Harvey, Bernard Luczak, Benjamin Wood

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    Proliferating pilomatricoma is a benign tumour and a rare variant of pilomatricoma that has the potential for local recurrence if incompletely excised. We report a case of giant proliferating pilomatricoma on the forearm of a 66-year-old woman. This tumour was unusually large and the presence of ulceration and rapid growth raised clinical suspicion of malignancy. The identification of shadow or ghost cells is a good clue to matrical differentiation, which can be confirmed by β-catenin immunostaining.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)e91-e93
    JournalAustralasian Journal of Dermatology
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Jun 2016


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