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Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus
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Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus

Contributors: David O'Connell MD, Stanley Chan MD, Sylvia Hsu MD, Susan Burgin MD
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Synopsis

Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus (FEP) is an uncommon neoplasm that classically presents as either a solitary, pink, sessile plaque or a pedunculated, smooth papule or nodule on the lower back. Most authors believe it to be an indolent form of basal cell carcinoma (BCC); however, more recently it has been classified by some as a trichoblastoma variant.

Other reported presentations include multiple dome-shaped papules and giant pedunculated tumors, ranging in color from nonpigmented to brown. FEP has been reported on other body areas, including the abdomen, thigh, groin, axilla, head, and plantar foot.

FEP, like BCC, is seen with increasing frequency in individuals older than 50 years. FEP occurs slightly more frequently in females.

FEP has rarely been diagnosed in childhood.

Codes

ICD10CM:
C44.91 – Basal cell carcinoma of skin, unspecified

SNOMEDCT:
254703005 – Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus

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Last Reviewed:02/26/2020
Last Updated:03/11/2020
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Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus
Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus : Pedunculated papule, Pink color, Verrucous scaly plaque, Single skin lesion
Clinical image of Fibroepithelioma of Pinkus
A close-up of a pink and brown, scaly plaque.
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