Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Scalp From A Pre-Existing Cylindroma Metastasising To Brain: A Rare Case ReportCorrespondence Address :
Dr. Impana Bellavara Diwakar,
Postgraduate Student, Department of Pathology, KS Hegde Medical Academy, Nithyananda Nagar Post,
Deralakatte, Mangalore- 575018, India.
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common non-melanoma skin cancer and accounts for 90% of head and neck malignancies. Intracranial metastases of SCC are extremely rare. We are reporting a case of 55-year-old female with history of recurrent swelling over right side of forehead which was previously reported as cylindroma. CT scan of head revealed irregular lytic areas in right frontal bone suggestive of erosion. There were multiple small, rim enhancing lesions in bilateral parietal regions. Clinically it was diagnosed as malignant adnexal tumour. Wide excision of the lesion revealed features of invasive basaloid squamous cell carcinoma, probably a malignant transformation of the pre-existing cylindroma.
Adnexal tumour, Brain metastasis, Non-melanoma skin malignancy
Impana Bellavara Diwakar, Teerthanath Srinivas, Jayaram Shetty Kolakebail, jayaprakash shetty, Prachi Kukreja. BASALOID SQUAMOUS CELL CARCINOMA OF SCALP FROM A PRE-EXISTING CYLINDROMA METASTASISING TO BRAIN: A RARE CASE REPORT. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2016 May [cited: 2018 Oct 19 ]; 10:ED16-ED17. Available from
Date of Submission: Jul 13, 2015
Date of Peer Review: Sep 15, 2015
Date of Acceptance: Oct 11, 2015
Date of Publishing: May 01, 2016
Financial OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.
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