Pinkus tumour

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Pinkus tumour

A red-pink polypoid variant of basal cell carcinoma which, in contrast to conventional basal cell carcinomas, is more commonly located on the trunk, back, and extremities.
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An additional variant, the fibroepithelioma of Pinkus, typically presents as a solitary nodule on the trunk.
Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus is a true basal cell carcinoma developing in association with a newly identified tumour-specific type of epidermal hyperplasia.
CD-34 and Ki-67 staining patterns of basaloid follicular hamartoma are different from those in fibroepithelioma of Pinkus and other variants of basal cell carcinoma.
Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus (FEP) was first described by Hermann Pinkus in 1953 as "premalignant fibroepithelial tumor of the skin'.
Cystic changes in classical fibroepithelioma of Pinkus
Cystic fibroepithelioma of Pinkus is a very rare tumor.
Val-Bernal et al (16) described pleomorphic basal cell carcinoma in a patient whose tumor had clinical and pathologic features of a fibroepithelioma of Pinkus.
New York, Churchill Livingstone, 1996 as cited by Val-Bernal JF, Gomez-Ortega JM, Fernandez-Llaca H, Gomez-Roman JJ: Fibroepithelioma of pinkus with tumor giant cells.
The histological variants are Nodular basal cell carcinoma, Basal cell carcinoma, solid type with cystic degeneration, Infiltrative basal cell carcinoma, Adenoid basal cell carcinoma, Micronodular basal cell carcinoma, Pigmented basal cell carcinoma, Keratotic basal cell carcinoma, Basal cell carcinoma with sebaceous differentiation and Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus (fibroepithelial basal cell carcinoma).
Finally, the histology does not support a diagnosis of metastatic basal cell carcinoma, as one of the lesions they biopsied revealed fibroepithelioma of Pinkus, which is histologically characterized by basaloid strands of cells arising from the epidermis.
Skin biopsy of one tumor revealed fibroepithelioma of Pinkus, a rare variant of basal cell carcinoma.
Key Words: basal cell carcinoma, fibroepithelioma of Pinkus, lower extremity, skin metastases