Fine needle aspiration cytology of trichofolliculoma

A case report

Mariam P Alexander, Purnima Makhija, Elizabeth Jayaseelan

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Abstract

The cytomorphology of skin adnexal tumours has not been described extensively in literature. We report the first case of trichofolliculoma, a hair follicle hamartoma, which was subsequently diagnosed by excision biopsy. A 19 year old woman presented with a nodule on the dorsal aspect of the finger which was clinically suspected to be a myxoid cyst. FNA showed several cohesive as well as arborising branched groups of squamous cells with evidence of keratinisation. The background had dispersed and loosely clustered sebaceous cells. The excision biopsy revealed a trichofolliculoma. Cytology is a useful tool in the diagnosis of skin adnexal tumours. The finding of cohesive, branching keratinized squamous cell clusters admixed with sebaceous cells may suggest a diagnosis of trichofolliculoma, as was seen in the present case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)870-872
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology
Volume50
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Fine Needle Biopsy
Cell Biology
Epithelial Cells
Ganglion Cysts
Biopsy
Skin
Hamartoma
Hair Follicle
Fingers
Neoplasms
Trichofolliculoma

Keywords

  • Cytology
  • Hair follicle hamartoma
  • Skin adnexal
  • Trichofolliculoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Fine needle aspiration cytology of trichofolliculoma : A case report. / Alexander, Mariam P; Makhija, Purnima; Jayaseelan, Elizabeth.

In: Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology, Vol. 50, No. 4, 10.2007, p. 870-872.

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Alexander, Mariam P ; Makhija, Purnima ; Jayaseelan, Elizabeth. / Fine needle aspiration cytology of trichofolliculoma : A case report. In: Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology. 2007 ; Vol. 50, No. 4. pp. 870-872.
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