A Khouna1*, N Zizi1,2 and S Dikhaye1,2
1Department of Dermatology, Mohammed VI University Hospital of Oujda, Medical School of Oujda, Mohammed First University of Oujda, Morocco
2Epidemiology, Clinical Research and Public Health Laboratory, Medical School of Oujda, Mohammed First University of Oujda, Morocco
*Corresponding Author: A Khouna, Department of Dermatology, Mohammed VI University Hospital of Oujda, Medical School of Oujda, Mohammed First University of Oujda, Morocco.
Received: April 29, 2021; Published: May 14, 2021
The trichilemmic cyst (TC), also known as the hair cyst, is a rare adnexal tumor, developed from the isthmic portion of the hair follicle. More aggressive forms, such as proliferative trichilemmal tumors (PTT), and malignant proliferative trichilemmal tumors (MPTT) can occur, but they are much less common. PTT is generally benign, some cases with malignant transformation are described in the literature. Therefore the criteria of malignancy (clinical and histological) have been widely discussed. The real challenge is to distinguish the benign form from the malignant one.
Herein, we report the case of a 71-year-old patient who presented a scalp parietal tumor that had been evolving for 19 years, whose histological study was related to a proliferating trichilemic tumor, without sign of malignancy.
Keywords: Proliferative Trichilemmal Tumor; Trichilemmic Cyst; Malignant; Aggressive
Citation: A Khouna., et al. “Proliferating Trichilemmal Tumor: A Rare Tumor of Unpredictable Evolution”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 5.6 (2021): 64-66.
Copyright: © 2021 A Khouna., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.