Pilomatrix Carcinoma of the Antecubitum.

Academic Article


  • We present the case of a 46-year-old male with atypically large left elbow pilomatrix carcinoma present for 10 years with emergent excision after developing life-threatening hemorrhage. Pilomatrix carcinoma is a dermal-based malignant tumor typically of the head and neck region. Histopathology shows islands of basaloid cells, shadow cells, and fibromyxoid fibroma. Reoccurrence is seen in 23% of cases on an average of six months after primary excision. The current standard of care is wide excision with close follow-up.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Cureus  Journal
  • Keywords

  • orthopedic oncology, pilomatrix carcinoma, tumor surgery
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 11155316
  • Author List

  • Eckhoff MD; Tadlock J; Kafchinski LA
  • Start Page

  • e6821
  • Volume

  • 12
  • Issue

  • 1