Clin Surg | Volume 5, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

A Rare Case of the Pilomatrix Carcinoma in Auricle and Literature Review

Fei Wang, Jingru Zhang and Lian Hui*

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University, China

*Correspondance to: Lian Hui 

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Introduction: This case report describes the diagnosis and treatment of a rare auricular pilomatrix carcinoma in a 37- year-old man. Case Presentation: The patient underwent four local excision operations in 2 years, but the tumor still recurred. CT and MRI showed no characteristic manifestations. We performed wide resection under an otology microscope and repaired his temporal wound with a submental island perforator flap. Discussion: pilomatrix carcinoma was considered an extremely rare carcinoma, lesions are located most frequently on the head as flesh-colored or bluish, asymptomatic cystic or solid masses. There is an ongoing dispute over the criteria for the histopathologic diagnosis of PC. Surgical wide resection is the recommended treatment such as mohs micrographic surgery. Conclusion: Preoperative diagnosis was crucial, especially its histopathologic features. Wide surgical resection was the best treatment and prevented the mass from reoccurring


Wang F, Zhang J, Hui L. A Rare Case of the Pilomatrix Carcinoma in Auricle and Literature Review. Clin Surg. 2020; 5: 2968.

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