Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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This case report describes an unusually large facial pilomatrix carcinoma (PC) in a 60-year-old man. This PC had been growing slowly for 11 months and had recently ulcerated. It measured 9 cm × 7 cm × 5 cm. Initial punch biopsy findings were inconclusive. The tumor was excised in total with 5-mm margins in a supra-superficial musculoaponeurotic system plane. The defect was reconstructed with a cervicofacial bilobed rotational advancement flap. Histopathologic findings confirmed the diagnosis of PC. There was no lymph node spread or distant metastasis. The patient recovered with a good esthetic result. This case represents one of the largest facial PCs reported in the literature. Diagnostic challenges are discussed, and the literature is reviewed.
Lohiya, Sapna; Rawal, Yeshwant B.; and Dillon, Jasjit K., "Giant Pilomatrix Carcinoma of the Face" (2018). School of Dentistry Faculty Research and Publications. 514.
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