Pilomatrixoma: Osservazione di un caso

Translated title of the contribution: Pilomatrixoma: A case report

M. Bignami, E. Boveri

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Pilomatrixoma (Malherbe's calcifying epithelioma) is a benign tumor that arises from the matrix of hair follicles. It has the propensity to occur in the head region and often involves the eyelid or eyebrow. Although pilomatrixoma is well known to dermatologists and ophthalmologists, it is not widely recognized among otolaryngologists as a cause of a solitary, round, firm, intradermal nodule in head skin in a child. We report the findings in a 5-year-old child who developed a single pilomatrixoma of the right upper eyebrow.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)119-121
Number of pages3
JournalOtorinolaringologia Pediatrica
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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