pilomatrixoma

A tumour composed of cells resembling those of the hair matrix, which undergo 'mummification' and may calcify. It is a relatively uncommon tumour, which may occur at any age from infancy. The majority of patients are under 20, and females are affected more than males. The lesion is usually a solitary deep dermal or subcutaneous tumour 3-30 mm in di
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pilomatrixoma

Type: Term Pronunciation: pī′lō-mā′trik-sō′mă Definitions: 1. A benign solitary hair follicle tumor, often starting in childhood, containing cells resembling basal cell carcinoma and areas of epithelial necrosis forming eosinophilic ghost cells with variable calcification and foreign body giant cell reacti
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Pilomatrixoma

Calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe Pilomatrixoma is a benign tumor with cells resembling cells of the hair matrix and areas of intratumor calcification. Most common on the head, these pink to red, deep dermal tumors can grow slowly, or very rapidly. They are characterized by a lobular appearance and can be hard when palpated if there is extensive c
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