Pilar Leiomyoma Located on the Back: A Case Report
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ayman Elgendy
Professor of Dermatology
Benha University, Egypt
Email: [email protected]
Received date: March 07, 2015 Accepted date: May 05, 2015 Published date: May 07, 2015
Citation: Elgendy A, Alshawadfy E, Ali E (2015) Pilar Leiomyoma Located on the Back: A Case Report. J Clin Exp Dermatol Res 6:281. doi: 10.4172/2155-9554.1000281
Copyright: © 2015 Elgendy A, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Leiomyoma is a benign tumour commonly encountered in the genitourinary and gastrointestinal organs in adults. Cutaneous leiomyomas are rare benign tumors arising from the arrector pili muscle of hair follicles. Cutaneous leiomyomas are more likely to occur in adults than in children. We describe a case of a 30-year-old male who presented with skin-coloured masses on the back. A punch biopsy was performed. Under high-power examination, spindle cells with an eosinophilic cytoplasm were observed and immunohistochemical studies were performed; the cells stained strongly positive for smooth muscle actin (SMA). The patient was subsequently diagnosed with pilar leiomyoma and referred to a plastic surgeon for surgical treatment. A careful clinical assessment led to the correct diagnosis and therapy in the present case.