Synonyms: Epithelioma calcificans of Malherbe | Pilomatricoma
Pilomatrixoma is a rare and benign hair cell-derived tumor occurring mostly in young adults (usually under the age of 20) and characterized as a 3-30 mm solitary painless firm mobile deep dermal or subcutaneous tumor most commonly found in the head neck or upper extremities. When superficial the tumors tint the skin blue-red. Multiple pilomatrixomas are seen in myotonic dystrophy Gardner syndrome Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome and Turner syndrome (see these terms).
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