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pilar tumor of scalp

 

Definition: a solitary tumor of the scalp in elderly women that may ulcerate; microscopically resembles squamous cell carcinoma composed of glycogen-rich clear cells, but is benign.

Synonym(s): proliferating tricholemmal cyst

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