Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Case report
Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : February | Volume : 10 | Issue : 2 | Page : PD19 - PD20

Malignant Proliferative Trichilemmal Tumour of The Nape of The Neck A Case Report PD19-PD20

Alagar Raja Durairaj, Surya Rao Rao Venkata Mahipathy, Thanga Thirupathi Rajan Vivavakaran, Volga Harikrishnan, Muthuvel Esakki

Correspondence
Dr. Surya Rao Rao Venkata Mahipathy,
Associate Professor, Department of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Saveetha Medical College & Hospital,
Thandalam, Kanchipuram Dist - 602105, Tamil Nadu, India.
E-mail: surya_3@hotmail.com

Proliferating trichilemmal tumours are benign but locally aggressive tumours arising from the hair follicle. They are biologically benign lesions, but may be locally aggressive. They are generally solitary lesion and commonly occurring in the scalp of elderly women. Malignant transformation has been known to occur but very rarely. Here we report a rare case of a recurrent malignant trichilemmal tumour of the scalp in a middle aged male which was surgically excised.