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2017, Cilt 8, Sayı 4, Sayfa(lar) 244-246
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TRICHILEMMAL TUMOR ON THE SCALP: A CASE REPORT
Yakup Çil1, Hakan Yeşil2, Şükrü Yıldırım3
1Etimesgut Asker Hastanesi, Plastik, Rekonstrüktif ve Estetik Cerrahi Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
2Etimesgut Asker Hastanesi, Dermatoloji Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
3GATA Haydarpaşa Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Patoloji Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
Keywords: Trichilemmal cyst, scalp, trichilemmal tumor

Introduction: Trichilemmal tumor is a rare benign neoplasm derived from outer sheath of the hair follicle. Tumor’s highly aggressive malign subtypes are also described. Physical examination of the presented case revealed a trichilemmal cyst on the scalp, but histopathologic examination confirmed the diagnose of trichilemmal tumor.

Case presentation: 21-year-old male patient had skin lesions on the scalp for one year. It was showing the properties of a trichilemmal cyst. Excision was performed under local anesthesia. Histopathologic examination was reported as a trichilemmal tumor which continues to the surgical margins. Wide excision was performed in the second operation. Body screening tests performed and the results were within normal limits. The patient is still under follow-up.

Result: Trichilemmal cyst is encountered very common in physical examination and often operated routinely. Here, with the related literature, we present a rare case of trichilemmal tumor, which is commonly excised and misdiagnosed as trichilemmal cysts.