Electronic ISSN 2287-0237

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PILOMATRICOMA: A CASE REPORT WITH A DISTINCTIVE HISTOLOGICAL PRESENTATION AND A LITERATURE REVIEW

FEBRUARY 2017 - VOL.13 | CASE REPORT

Pilomatricoma is an uncommon benign neoplasm commonly affecting the head and neck region of the pediatric patient group. This lesion is clinically described as a well circumscribed, slow growing, firm mass with normal overlying skin. It is often misdiagnosed clinically and an accurate diagnosis can only be made by histological examination. Histological features of pilomatricoma are generally consistent, characterized by a biphasic population of ghost cells and basophilic cells arranged in irregular islands or sheets. Pilomatricoma is best treated by surgical excision and reports of recurrence are rare. Here, we report a case of pilomatricoma of the cheek in a female Asian child exhibiting a distinctive histological feature and a literature review of relevant information of the pilomatricoma is discussed

Keywords:

pilomatricoma, head and neck, cheek, child

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