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Case Reports in Radiology - Volume 2015 2015, Article ID 590742, 4 pages -

Case Report

Department of Radiology, Cooper University Hospital, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ, USA

Department of Pathology, Cooper University Hospital, Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, Camden, NJ, USA

Received 14 August 2014; Revised 19 January 2015; Accepted 19 January 2015

Academic Editor: Atsushi Komemushi

Copyright © 2015 P. Gongidi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Pilomatrixoma is a common benign soft tissue neoplasm arising from hair follicle cells, typically not exceeding 3 cm and located mainly within the head and neck regions. Lesions greater than 3 cm or those located elsewhere are rare and are often not thought of or high on a differential diagnosis. Moreover, the radiographic features of pilomatrixoma are very nonspecific making the diagnosis even more difficult and rarely described in the radiology literature. We present the largest reported case of pilomatrixoma measuring 24 cm arising from the posterior thorax. Our hope is to increase awareness of this diagnosis for slow-growing soft tissue masses not located in the classically described locations of head and neck, explore the radiographic features on various imaging modalities, and review the current radiology literature.





Author: P. Gongidi, J. Meshekow, T. Holdbrook, and P. Germaine

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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