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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2014, Article ID 203298, 3 pages
Case Report

Cylindroma with Stromal Adipose Tissue Metaplasia versus Arising in a Background of Nevus Lipomatosus

1Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, McMaster University, HSC-2N10, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1
2St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Charlton Campus, 50 Charlton Avenue East, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 4A6

Received 13 January 2014; Accepted 27 February 2014; Published 16 March 2014

Academic Editors: T. Batinac, M. Y. Hurley, and U. N. Sundram

Copyright © 2014 Ryan Yu and Salem Alowami. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Nevus lipomatosus superficialis is a rare type of connective tissue nevus. Cylindroma is a benign skin appendage tumor with a predilection for the scalp of older females. We describe the case of a 56-year-old woman with a scalp lesion demonstrating histopathologic features consistent with benign cylindroma arising within a nevus lipomatosus superficialis. To our knowledge, this lesion has not been raised in the literature in the differential for cylindroma with what is presumed to be stromal adipose metaplasia.