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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 230-232

Multiple familial trichoepithelioma: A case report and review of literature


1 Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria
2 Department of Histopathology, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos, Nigeria

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S J Yiltok
Department of Surgery, Jos University Teaching Hospital, Jos
Nigeria
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PMID: 20499764

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Objective: Multiple familial trichoepitheliomas are rare autosomal dominant skin disease that is rarely reported from this part of the world. The lesions resemble other types of skin diseases that present with papules and nodules. Patient and Method: This is case report of a patient who presented with multiple facial papules and nodules. He wanted treatment to improve his facial (cosmetic)appearance. Results: A 36 year old single male with a 25 years history of multiple facial papules and nodules. Similar lesions were present in other members of the family. He had several treatments including that for leprosy. Histologically the lesions showed keratinized stratified squamous epithelium overlying proliferating packets of basoloid cells with hyper chromatic nuclei, along with several keratin horn cysts and moderate stromal infiltrate of chronic inflammatory cells. Based on the history and the histology a diagnosis of multiple familial trichoepithelioma was made. Conclusion: For a diagnosis of multiple familial trichoepithelioma to be made in patients presenting with multiple facial papules and nodules a high index of suspicion is needed. This is more so if there is a history of similar lesions in the family.


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