Giant proliferating trichilemmal cyst arising from a nevus sebaceus growing for 30 years

Scott F. Lindsey, Divya Aickara, Alexandra Price, Janelle Pavlis, Erin X. Wei, George Elgart, Jeong Hee Cho-Vega

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Abstract

Nevus sebaceus of Jadassohn, a congenital cutaneous hamartoma, has the potential to develop into various epidermal adnexal-origin neoplasms. While the most common neoplasms are trichoblastoma or syringocystadenoma, proliferating trichilemmal cysts are exceptionally rare. We report a case of a 63-year-old Cuban male with a giant proliferating trichilemmal cyst arising from a nevus sebaceus on the right shoulder which had been growing for 30 years. Proliferating trichilemmal cysts arising from nevus sebaceus cases are difficult to diagnose clinically and histologically as they are very rare and have not been defined by exact diagnostic criteria. Our case creates awareness of this particular tumor in nevus sebaceus and shares clinical and histological diagnostic information that can be used to make a proper diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)639-642
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cutaneous Pathology
Volume44
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2017

Keywords

  • nevus sebaceus
  • outer root sheath epithelium
  • proliferating trichilemmal cyst

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Histology
  • Dermatology

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