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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 85  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 287--290

Cutaneous inflammation as a marker of malignant transformation in a patient with linear unilateral basaloid follicular hamartoma


1 Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
2 Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
3 Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine; Department of Dermatology, School of Medicine, Connective Tissue Diseases Unit, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

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Dr. Cristián Vera-Kellet
Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4686, Macul, Santiago de Chile
Chile
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DOI: 10.4103/ijdvl.IJDVL_927_16

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Basaloid follicular hamartoma is a rare, benign and superficial malformation of hair follicles, characterized histologically by epithelial proliferation of basaloid cells with radial disposition. It can be mistaken for basal cell carcinoma. Even though these hamartomas are considered benign lesions, malignant transformation has rarely been reported. We report the case of a 45-year-old healthy woman, with linear, unilateral basaloid follicular hamartoma which developed inflamed papules histologically suggestive of basal cell carcinoma. We believe that identification of local inflammation could be a clinical clue to guide us towards a malignant transformation of basaloid follicular hamartoma.






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