Cell renewal, cell differentiation and programmed cell death (apoptosis) in pilomatrixoma.


Pilomatrixoma is a benign tumour of the cutaneous adnexa. Histologically, pilomatrixoma comprises masses of immature basophilic cells, small numbers of polygonal squamoid cells, few transitional cells, and clusters of 'shadow cells'. The mechanism leading to the formation of shadow cells is still unknown. Skin biopsy specimens of pilomatrixoma (n = 15) were… (More)


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