By Gary M. White, MD
The trichilemmal carcinoma is a rare adnexal tumor of the hair sheath. It is the malignant counterpart of trichilemmoma, and it has been reported in the literature as trichilemmal carcinoma, tricholemmal carcinoma, malignant trichilemmoma, and tricholemmocarcinoma.
- It most common occurs on the sun-exposed areas of older white patients.
- It appears as a non-descript papule.
- Rarely, metastasis has occurred.
- Mohs surgery
- Wide local excision.
Give the rare reports of metastasis, wide local excision has been done. A report of 7 patients treated with Mohs surgery found no recurrences nor metastasis [JAAD 2015;72;195].
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