Multiple Eruptive Pilomatricomas in a 9-Year-Old Boy with Glioblastoma PEDIATRIC DERMATOLOGY Hollmig, S. T., Tollefson, M. M., Kim, J., Khuu, P. 2013; 30 (6): 756-758

Abstract

  A 9-year-old male presented to our dermatology clinic with a recent history of developing numerous cutaneous pilomatricomas, and was subsequently discovered to have sustained a recurrence of his glioblastoma multiforme. Immunohistochemical staining of a representative pilomatricoma and his original brain tumor revealed upregulation and nuclear localization of beta-catenin, a sign associated with poor prognosis in glioblastoma. We hypothesize that the development of multiple pilomatricomas may have been a hallmark of this patient's tumor recurrence and provide support for a recent report of an association between multiple pilomatricomas and gliomatosis cerebri.

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