Korean J Otolaryngol-Head Neck Surg.  2003 Feb;46(2):168-172.

Two Cases of Pilomatrixoma in Neck

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Wallace Memorial Baptist Hospital, Busan, Korea. nogarybeer@lycos.co.kr

Abstract

Pilomatrixoma or calcifying epithelioma is a rare benign tumor arising from hair cortex cell or hair follicle of sebaceous glands. But because of it's characteristic clinical presentation, practitioners should be aware of it's clinical feature. Most frequently, the tumor presents as a superficial located solitary, rock hard and noninvasive cutaneous mass on the face, neck or upper extrimities, that is often accompanied by reddish-blue discoloration of the overlying skin. It usually occurs within the first two decades of life. Recently, we experienced two cases of pilomatrixoma in the head and neck, which was diagnosed by histopathologic examination. The tumor was successfully removed by complete resection. So we report two cases with a review of literature.

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Pilomatrixoma; Head and Neck neoplasms
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