PILOMATRICOMA: AN UNUSUAL BENIGN DERMATOLOGICAL NEOPLASM
Digvijay Singh Tanwar and Ravi Verma*
Pilomatricoma is an uncommon, benign tumour with differentiation towards both the hair matrix and cells arising in the cortex, most frequently appearing in the first or second decade of life. The diagnosis is often made only after histopathology. Pilomatricoma is not rare in occurrence but rarely diagnosed and it is imperative that it should be kept in the differential diagnoses of all superficial skin tumours by dermatologists and surgeons. The present case report is of a 55-year-old male who presented with a swelling in the neck, which was diagnosed as pilomatricoma only after excision.
Keywords: Pilomatricoma, histopathology, excision.
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