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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-85

Trichilemmal carcinoma of scalp masquerading as squamous cell carcinoma: A report of a rare case with histogenesis and literature review

Department of Pathology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India

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Kiran C Mahesh
Department of Pathology, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry - 605 014
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DOI: 10.4103/ijt.ijt_12_20

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Trichilemmal carcinoma is a rare malignant adnexal neoplasm of follicular type usually seen over the sun-exposed areas of elderly people. We present a report of a 60-year-old male with ulceroproliferative lesion over the occipital region of the scalp for 2 months, clinically diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma. A wide local excision was done, and histopathological examination showed atypical clear cells with abrupt keratinization. The histogenesis and other differential diagnoses are discussed.

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