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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 623-624

Mycosis fungoides: A rare scalp tumor


1 Department of Surgery, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti/Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria
2 Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti/Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

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Dr. Ajayi Adeleke Ibijola
Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion, Federal Teaching Hospital, Ido-Ekiti/Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti
Nigeria
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DOI: 10.4103/NJM.NJM_135_21

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Cutaneous mycosis fungoides is a cutaneous T-cell lymphoma that can mimic a metastatic skull tumor. It responds satisfactorily to chemotherapy, and extensive surgical excision is not usually necessary. We managed a 55-year-old man who presented with a slow-growing scalp tumor which recurred with accelerated recurrence after radical excision. Histology showed cutaneous mycosis fungoides which resolved with chemotherapy. Mycosis fungoides can present as a slow-growing scalp tumor. Detailed clinical evaluation, neuroimaging, and trucut biopsy for histological diagnosis can prevent unnecessary aggressive radical tumor excision and its sequelae.


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