High-grade trichoblastic carcinoma arising in trichoblastoma: a rare adnexal neoplasm often showing metastatic spread.

@article{Schulz2005HighgradeTC,
  title={High-grade trichoblastic carcinoma arising in trichoblastoma: a rare adnexal neoplasm often showing metastatic spread.},
  author={Tilman Schulz and Sylvia Proske and Wolfgang Hartschuh and Hjalmar Kurzen and Eberhard Paul and Peter Heinz W{\"u}nsch},
  journal={The American Journal of dermatopathology},
  year={2005},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={9-16}
}
It has been debated whether malignant transformation of trichoblastoma occurs. The concept was recently forwarded that basal cell carcinoma is as a malignant neoplasm of follicular germinative cells and should be named trichoblastic carcinoma to show its relationship to trichoblastoma. Almost all basal cell carcinomas are low-grade malignant neoplasms and develop metastases only very rarely, and if so, only after very long duration and untreated growth. Only rare basal cell carcinomas arise in… CONTINUE READING