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A Journal on Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Otoneurosurgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus
Otorinolaringologia 2000 March;50(1):31-3
A case of malignant trichilemmoma
Brera S., Castellini P.
USL 4 Chiavarese - Divisione di ORL (Primario: Prof. V. Castellini)
Malignant trichilemmoma is a very rare tumor; it is the malignant transformation of pilomatrixoma (calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe). The most frequent localizations are: the posterior part of neck, the retroauricolar region and the scalp.
Therapy is mainly the surgical removal. A clinical case is described and stress is laid on the rarity of this tumor and of its localization. The retroauricolar approach to the tumor which allowed a good control and removal of the same is underlined.