Indian Journal of Dermatology
CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 75--76

Crusted piloleiomyoma with mental retardation: A rare association


Sangeeta Kamboj1, Raj Kumar Sharma2, Amit Kumar1, Shyam Sundar Chaudhary1, Vir Kumar Jain2 
1 Department of Dermatology, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, India
2 Department of General Surgery, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi, India

Correspondence Address:
Sangeeta Kamboj
Room No-52, Senior Girls Hostel, Bariatu Road, Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences, Ranchi-834 009
India

Piloleiomyoma is an uncommon benign smooth muscle neoplasm arising from arrector pili muscle. It is clinically defined by the presence of solitary or multiple reddish brown, dome-shaped, smooth papules or nodules, ranging in size from a few millimeters to a centimeter. The patients are otherwise healthy; but mental retardation developing in some patients with multiple Piloleiomyomas has been emerging as an intriguing matter for analysis by the scientists. In this case report, a mentally retarded patient with Piloleiomyoma is described, who, besides the characteristic smooth and dome-shaped lesions on the anterolateral aspect of the dorsum of the right foot, had developed crusting on one of the largest lesions. The histopathological features were consistent with Piloleiomyoma. The occurrence of Piloleiomyoma in a mentally retarded child and its unusual crusted nature has been rarely reported. The association between Piloleiomyoma and mental retardation is further stressed in this case report.


How to cite this article:
Kamboj S, Sharma RK, Kumar A, Chaudhary SS, Jain VK. Crusted piloleiomyoma with mental retardation: A rare association.Indian J Dermatol 2009;54:75-76


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Kamboj S, Sharma RK, Kumar A, Chaudhary SS, Jain VK. Crusted piloleiomyoma with mental retardation: A rare association. Indian J Dermatol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2022 Jun 26 ];54:75-76
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