DOI: 10.1111/cup.14595 ISSN: 0303-6987

Giant cell collagenomas associated with Cowden syndrome: A case report

Michela Salusti‐Simpson, Michael Madrid, Deborah Cook
  • Dermatology
  • Histology
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


Storiform collagenoma, also known as sclerotic fibroma, is a relatively rare benign cutaneous tumor consisting of a proliferation of fibroblasts that shows increased production of type I collagen. It may appear as a solitary, sporadic lesion, or, especially when multiple, associated with Cowden syndrome. Giant cell collagenoma has a histopathologic appearance similar to that of storiform collagenoma with the addition of floret‐type giant cells. Herein, we report the finding of multiple giant cell collagenomas arising in an individual with Cowden syndrome. In a review of the published literature, this histopathologic variant appears to be rarely observed in association with Cowden syndrome.

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