Etymology: L, prae + malignus, bad disposition, fibra, fiber; Gk, epi, above, thele, nipple, oma, tumor
an elevated white- or flesh-colored sessile neoplasm formed of interlacing ribbons of epithelial cells on a hyperplastic mesodermal stroma. The tumor occurs most often on the lower trunk of older people and may be found in association with or develop into superficial basal cell carcinoma.
Pinkus,Hermann Karl Benno, German-U.S. dermatologist, 1905-1985.
Pinkus disease - boggy plaque in which degenerating hair follicles contain pools of mucin. Synonym(s): alopecia mucinosa; follicular mucinosis; mucinous alopecia
Pinkus epithelioma - Synonym(s): Pinkus fibroepithelioma
Pinkus fibroepithelioma - a pedunculated, dome-shaped tumor, considered to be a form of basal cell carcinoma. Synonym(s): Pinkus epithelioma; premalignant fibroepithelioma