Giant neurocristic hamartoma of scalp: a case report

Oncology
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2010.0021
10
91-94
Giant neurocristic hamartoma of scalp: a case report

Neurocristic hamartoma results from the aberrant development of cells derived from the neural crest. It is a type of dermal melanocytosis. These tumours may contain neuro-sustentacular and fibrogenic components in addition to a dermal melanocytic component. The elements within these tumours reflect the spectrum of differentiation that results from migration of neural crest-derived cells. Identification of these tumours could be important if malignant transformation results in the development of tumours with a distinctive biologic behaviour.

Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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