Published: 2015-07-29

Trichoepithelioma of thigh. Third reported case

Sandesh Deolekar, Nisha Mandhane, Sharique Ansari, Tanveer Shaikh, Sangram Karandikar


Trichoepithelioma a small benign tumor derived from basal cells in the hair follicle. A trichoepithelioma can undergo malignant transformation into the basal cell carcinoma. The recognition of trichoepithelioma is important because of its close resemblance to basal cell carcinoma and other skin adnexal tumors, both clinically and histopathologically. Here we present case of 40 year old male presenting with painless swelling in right thigh. Wide excision of swelling was done and sent for histopathology which showed the swelling to be trichoepithelioma.


Trichoepithelioma, Basal cell carcinoma, Skin adnexal tumor, Brooke’s tumor

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