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Image Number 44 (Trichoepithelioma desmoplastic)

Papules,skin coloured

Diagnosis: Trichoepithelioma desmoplastic

Site: Nose

Sex: M

Age: 20

Type: Clinical and Histology

Description: Note palor with stretching the skin

Submitted by: Ian McColl

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Differential Diagnosis

History: This young man had a slowly growing lesion on his nose.It was very firm and looked pale when the skin was stretched.Histology showed the lesion to be a desmoplastic trichoepithelioma. You could be forgiven for thinking it was a basal cell skin cancer.

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