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ROSMANINHO, Aristóteles et al. Proliferating trichilemmal tumor of the nose. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2012, vol.87, n.6, pp.914-916. ISSN 0365-0596.

Proliferating trichilemmal tumor is a rare tumor originating in the external root sheath, that is usually found in the scalp of middle-aged or elderly females. Its histologic appearance may not correlate with its clinical behavior. In addition, there are no guidelines available for the treatment of these tumors, making its management a challenge for physicians. We report the case of a 53 year-old woman with a proliferating trichilemmal tumor on her nose, which is a very uncommon location for these lesions.

Keywords : Cysts; Nose neoplasms; Skin.

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