Trichilemmal Carcinoma of the Upper Lip: Report of a Rare Case

Ramandeep Saluja, Vivek Singh Dahiya, Preeti Sethi, Amit K Nayyar


Trichilemmal carcinoma is a rare unusual malignant tumour arising from the external root sheath of the hair follicle and predominantly involves the skin of the face in older individuals. Local recurrences and metastasis is rare, hence surgical excision without adjuvant therapy is the treatment of choice. It is imperative to consider the diagnosis of trichilemmal carcinoma along with other high grade malignant skin adnexal neoplasms for therapeutic and prognostic purposes. This article reports a rare and an uncommon case of Trichilemmal carcinoma involving the upper lip in a 55 year-old Indian male.


Skin Neoplasms; Hair Follicle; Adnexal; Skin Appendage Neoplasms; Trichilemmal Carcinoma; Root Sheath.

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