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Keywords
basophilic cell
early stage
empty cyst cavity
pilomatricoma
Abstract
We present an unusual case of cystic pilomatricoma. A 13-year-old Japanese boy was referred to our department for evaluation of a 10-day history of a small reddish nodule on his right cheek. Histopathological examination showed a well-circumscribed cystic structure showing a central empty cavity in the dermis. The wall of the cyst was composed of basophilic cells. Inner layers of the wall were covered with flattened epithelial cells having trichohyalin granules. Based on these findings, a diagnosis of cystic pilomatricoma was made. To our knowledge, there has been no report of cystic pilomatricoma with an empty cavity. Dermatologists should be aware of pilomatricoma in the early stage showing a central empty cavity.
Publisher
Tottori University Faculty of Medicine
Content Type
Journal Article
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ISSN・ISBN
1346-8049
NCID
AA00892882
Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Current Journal Title
Yonago Acta Medica
Volume
61
Issue
2
Start Page
137
End Page
139
Published Date
2018-06-18
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Rights
注があるものを除き、この著作物は日本国著作権法により保護されています。
Citation
Yonago Acta Medica. 2018,61(2), 137-139
Department
Faculty of Medicine/Graduate School of Medical Sciences/University Hospital
Language
English