Published: 2015-04-05

Calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe of cheek: a diagnostic challenge

Ameya Bihani, Yogesh Dokhe, Priyanka Hardikar, Jyoti Dabholkar


Malherbe’s calcifying epithelioma is a very rare benign tumour in area of cheek but generally present in first two decades of life. Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) and radiological imaging technique are not of great help in diagnosing this tumour. We hereby present a case of 15 year female with cheek swelling since 3 years which turned out to be pilomatricoma on histopathology of specimen of excisional biopsy. 

Keywords: Malherbe’s calcifying epithelioma, Pilomatrixoma, BCL-2, CTNNB1

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