alexa Pilar Leiomyoma Located on the Back: A Case Report
ISSN: 2155-9554

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
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Case Report

Pilar Leiomyoma Located on the Back: A Case Report

Ayman Elgendy1*, Eslam Alshawadfy2 and Eman Ali2

1Department of Dermatology, Benha University, Egypt

2Department of Dermatology research, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt

*Corresponding Author:
Ayman Elgendy
Professor of Dermatology
and Venereology
Benha University, Egypt
Tel: +966507364687
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.

 

Abstract

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.

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