Basal Cell Cancer – Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus

December 28th, 2010

Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus is a type of Basal Cell Cancer that I encounter in my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices. Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus is most commonly found on the lower body including the legs, lumbosacral area, and groin.  Clinically, Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus appears different than other Basal Cell Cancers as it is usually skin colored and may appear as a polyp.  The size of a Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus can be quite large as they can reach 10 cm in diameter.  Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus has a characteristic histological appearance in which the epidermis has a downward growth of pink epithelial strands with blue basaloid buds that are interwoven and interconnected in a lacework like pattern.  Treatment of Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus is similar to other types of Basal Cell Cancers in which excision is usually preferred.