Case Report

A Case of Pigmented Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus with Dermoscopic Features Resembling Superficial Basal Cell Carcinoma


  • Selda Pelin Kartal
  • Cemile Tugba Altunel
  • Ercan Arca
  • Emel Calikoglu
  • Demet Yilmazer
  • Fatma Khurami

J Turk Acad Dermatol 2019;13(2):0-0


Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus (FeP) is a rare variant of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) with clinical findings that can be overlooked. Many dermoscopic features have been described for different BCC subtypes including both superficial BCC (sBCC) and FeP. The frequency of dermoscopic findings in FeP varies among different studies. Many of these features may overlap with other BCC subtypes. Here, we report a case of clinically pigmented and histopathologically confirmed FeP with dermoscopic features reminiscent of sBCC. Future studies will ascertain the data on the dermoscopy of FeP and aid in the establishment of the dermoscopic criteria for its early diagnosis.

Keywords: Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus, Dermoscopy, Superficial basal cell carcinoma, Diagnostic criteria