Giant calcifying epithelioma.

  title={Giant calcifying epithelioma.},
  author={Clarence T Sasaki and Andrew Yue and R Enriques},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology},
  volume={102 12},
Calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe, or benign pilomatrixoma, is described as a skin tumor histologically composed of (1) "shadow" cells, (2) basophilic cells, (3) foreign body cells, and (4) intracellular and stromal calcifications. The dermatologic literature describes this tumor as a small benign lesion that never exhibits a malignant propensity. However, the recent surgical literature associates its enlarged size with its occasional aggressive behavior. In this regard, tumor dimension… CONTINUE READING

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