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Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Jan-Feb;24(1):60-2. doi: 10.1097/IOP.0b013e318160681d.

Pilomatrixoma: late onset in two periocular cases.

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Service of Ophthalmology, Complejo Hospitalario University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. jmabalolojo@yahoo.es

Abstract

First described by Malherbe and Chenantais in 1880, pilomatrixoma is a benign skin neoplasm that arises from hair follicle matrix cells. Clinically, it manifests as a firm, solitary, slow growing, painless nodule of the dermis, more frequently located in the head, neck, and upper extremities. It is typically a tumor of younger individuals and rarely presents in older patients. We report 2 cases of pilomatrixoma, one presenting in a young adult and the other in an elderly patient. Clinical and histopathologic features of the 2 cases are discussed.

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18209650
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10.1097/IOP.0b013e318160681d
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