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Int J Clin Exp Pathol 2013;6(6):1187-1189
Cutaneous hybrid tumor composed of epidermal cyst and cystic pilomatricoma
expressing p53 and high Ki-67 labeling
Department of Pathology, Shizuoka City Shimizu Hospital, Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan
Received November 23, 2012; Accepted March 25, 2013; Epub May 15, 2013; Published June 1, 2013
Abstract: Hybrid tumor composed of epidermal cyst and pilomatricoma has been reported in only four times in the English literature. Herein, a
cutaneous hybrid tumor composed of epidermal cyst and cystic pilomatricoma in a 58-year-old woman was presented. The tumor was located
in the scalp, and measured 1 x 1 x 1 cm. The tumor was cystic and contained atheromatous materials. Histologically, the cyst was composed
of epidermal cyst (50% in area) and pilomatricoma (50% in area). The pilomatricoma was composed mostly of basophilic cells. Interestingly,
the pilomatricoma element of the cyst showed immunoreactive p53 and Ki-67 (labeling=40%). In conclusion, the fifth case of hybrid tumor
composed of epidermal cyst and pilomatricoma was presented. (IJCEP1211026).
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