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Pilomatrixoma

Last updated June 7, 2017

Approved by: Maulik P. Purohit MD, MPH

Pilomatricoma is a benign and generally slow-growing skin tumor of the hair follicle. It is common and occurs on the skin as a cystic nodule, usually in the head and neck region.


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  • Pilomatricoma is a benign and generally slow-growing skin tumor of the hair follicle. It is common and occurs on the skin as a cystic nodule, usually in the head and neck region
  • Around 20% of the hair follicle tumors are Pilomatricomas. It can occur in children and adults, though a bimodal age distribution pattern is observed
  • There are 2 kinds of Pilomatricomas:
    • Sporadic type of Pilomatricoma, in which a single tumor is observed
    • Familial type of Pilomatricoma, in which multiple tumors are observed. It often occurs in association with genetic conditions, such as Steinert syndrome, Sotos syndrome, and many other
  • The cause of Pilomatricoma is related to genetic factors for both the familial type and sporadic type
  • The treatment of Pilomatricoma is based on the signs and symptoms that develop and the presence of underlying conditions. In a majority of cases, no treatment may be necessary for solitary tumors. A simple surgical excision of the tumor is considered curative
  • The prognosis for Pilomatricoma is excellent with suitable treatment. However, the prognosis of Pilomatricoma linked to an underlying genetic disorder is dependent upon the severity of the disorder

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First uploaded: June 7, 2017
Last updated: June 7, 2017