Giant solitary trichoepithelioma masquerading as basal cell carcinoma

Surya Rao Rao Venkata Mahipathy, Narayanamurthy Sundaramurthy, Vimal Chander Rajamanohar, Alagar Raja Durairaj, Manimaran Ramachandran


Trichoepithelioma is a rare benign adnexal tumour which can be of solitary non-familial type or multiple familial trichoepitheliomas. Here authors describe a middle-aged patient who presented with a swelling of the left nasolabial region diagnosed clinically as a basal cell carcinoma but proved to be a giant solitary trichoepithelioma (GST) following histopathological examination. This case is presented due to the rarity and the difficulty encountered in diagnosis of the case.


Adnexal, Benign, Immunohistochemistry, Rare

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