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Disease Pilomatrixoma

Name Pilomatrixoma
Synonyms Benign Pilomatricoma | Benign Pilomatrixoma | Calcifying Epithelioma of Malherbe | Epithelioma Calcificans Of Malherbe | Malherbe Calcifying Epithelioma | Pilomatricoma | Pilomatricoma, Benign | Pilomatrixoma, Benign | PTR
Definition 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)
Categories Cancer
MeSH® ID D018296
OMIM® ID 132600
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DiseasesNeoplasms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms by Histologic Type Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Neoplasms, Basal Cell Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pilomatrixoma Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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