Mushroom-Like Skin Tumours: Report of Three Cases


  • Uwe Wollina Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden Friedrichstadt, 01067 Dresden
  • Dana Langer Department of Dermatology and Allergology, Academic Teaching Hospital Dresden Friedrichstadt, 01067 Dresden
  • Georgi Tchernev Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Dermatologic Surgery, Medical Institute of Ministry of Interior, and Onkoderma Policlinic for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Sofia



Mushroom-like growth, Skin tumours, Melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma, Basal cell carcinoma, Surgery


Mushroom like the growth of skin tumour is a rare phenomenon although described already in 1806 by Alibert, who focused on mycosis fungicides. We identified only four case reports in PUBMED database using the terms "mushroom-like growth" and "skin tumour". We analysed our files and identified three elderly female patients (69 to 94 years old). Histological diagnosis was melanoma, Merkel cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma. All tumours could be completely removed by wide excision or delayed Mohs surgery. No metastatic spread was noted.


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Wollina U, Langer D, Tchernev G. Mushroom-Like Skin Tumours: Report of Three Cases. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2017 Jul. 21 [cited 2023 Sep. 27];5(4):515-7. Available from:

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