Atypical piloleiomyoma of the face presenting with central ulceration

  • Alessandro Pileri | alessandropileri@hotmail.it Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Nephrology, Division of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Pier Luigi Ghetti Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Nephrology, Division of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Iria Neri Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Nephrology, Division of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Beatrice Raone Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Nephrology, Division of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Selena Ciabatti Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Nephrology, Division of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Camilla Reggiani Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Nephrology, Division of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Italy.
  • Annalisa Patrizi Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Nephrology, Division of Dermatology, University of Bologna, Italy.

Abstract

Piloleimyoma is a type of cutaneous leiomyoma arising from arrectores pilorum. It can present as either a solitary nodule or multiple lesions. Usually it is localized on the extremities, but can also occur on trunk, neck area and face. Lesions are usually cold, ulcerated and spontaneously painful. Herein we report a case of piloleiomyoma with cytological atypia that was painless despite the presence of central ulceration.

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2011-12-01
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Keywords:
piloleiomyoma, surgical excision, immunohistochemestry.
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Pileri, A., Ghetti, P. L., Neri, I., Raone, B., Ciabatti, S., Reggiani, C., & Patrizi, A. (2011). Atypical piloleiomyoma of the face presenting with central ulceration. Dermatology Reports, 3(3), e50. https://doi.org/10.4081/dr.2011.e50