"Pilomatrixoma" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A tumor composed of cells resembling those of the hair matrix, which undergo 'mummification' and may calcify. It is a relatively uncommon tumor, 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 tumor 3-30 mm in diameter, situated in the head, neck, or upper extremity. (From Rook et al., Textbook of Dermatology, 4th ed, p2401)
- Benign Pilomatrixoma
- Pilomatrixoma, Benign
- Epithelioma Calcificans Of Malherbe
- Malherbe Calcifying Epithelioma
- Benign Pilomatricoma
- Pilomatricoma, Benign
- Calcifying Epithelioma of Malherbe
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Pilomatrixoma" by people in Profiles.
Multiple pilomatrixomas in a survivor of WNT-activated medulloblastoma leading to the discovery of a germline APC mutation and the diagnosis of familial adenomatous polyposis. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018 Jan; 65(1).
Vulvar adnexal lesions: a 32-year, single-institution review from Massachusetts General Hospital. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013 Sep; 137(9):1237-46.