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Pilomatrix carcinoma in the presternal region. Very rare or very often misdiagnosed malignancy?

Todor Yordanov, Elisaveta Popchristova, Jenya Dimitrova, Neli Koleva, Irina Yungareva, Sonya Marina

Abstract

Pilomatrix carcinoma is a very rarely diagnosed malignancy. There are around 150 cases reported in the literature. In the very past this type of carcinoma was considered as a low-grade, non-metastasizing tumor. Nowadays with its high potential of recurrence and metastasizing the approach to this type of neoplasm should always be careful and multidisciplinary. The first line of therapy is wide surgical excision, followed by adjuvant radiotherapy. If there is observation of lymph node metastases they should be surgically or radiotherapeutically treated.  In the present case report, we present a 46-year-old patient with pilomatrix carcinoma in the presternal region.


Keywords

pilomatrix carcinoma; recurrence; metastasizing; surgery; radiotherapy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v52i2.6495

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Todor Yordanov
Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases Medical Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Bulgaria

Elisaveta Popchristova
Department of Clinical Pathology Medical Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Bulgaria

Jenya Dimitrova
Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Neli Koleva
Department of Clinical Pathology Medical Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Bulgaria

Irina Yungareva
Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases Medical Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Bulgaria

Sonya Marina
Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases Medical Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Bulgaria

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