DERMATOLOGY CASE

Authors

  • Fernando Mota Dermatology Department of Centro Hospitalar do Porto
  • Susana Machado Dermatology Department of Centro Hospitalar do Porto; Dermatology Research UNit of Centro Hospitalar do Porto; Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar da Universidade do Porto
  • Yolanda Mahia Laboratório de Anatomia Patológica Macedo Dias
  • Manuela Selores Dermatology Department of Centro Hospitalar do Porto; Dermatology Research UNit of Centro Hospitalar do Porto; Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar da Universidade do Porto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v25.i4.10807

Keywords:

cutaneous nodule, pilomatricoma, epithelioma of Malherbe

Abstract

Pilomatricoma is a relatively uncommon benign skin neoplasm, probably derived from matrical cells of the hair follicle. They most commonly appear in childhood or adolescence, but may also occur in adults and frequently present as isolated asymptomatic papules or nodules that occur on the head, neck, or upper extremities. The histopathologic findings of pilomatricomas are distinctive. A well-demarcated cyst-like structure containing peripheral small, basophilic cells and central eosinophilic keratinized cells is located in the lower dermis and may extend into the subcutaneous fat. Surgical excision is generally recommended for pilomatricomas, to prevent growth or cosmetic disfigurement.

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Published

2017-02-03

How to Cite

Mota, F., Machado, S., Mahia, Y., & Selores, M. (2017). DERMATOLOGY CASE. NASCER E CRESCER - BIRTH AND GROWTH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 25(4), 258–260. https://doi.org/10.25753/BirthGrowthMJ.v25.i4.10807

Issue

Section

Imaging Cases

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