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Pilomatrixoma of the head and neck region [Medeniyet Med J]
Medeniyet Med J. 2010; 25(2): 97-100 | DOI: 10.5222/J.GOZTEPETRH.2010.097  

Pilomatrixoma of the head and neck region

Osman İlkay Özdamar, Neslihan Zeren, Gül Acar, Emre Kaytancı, Muhammet Tekin
Goztepe Training and Research Hospital, ENT Clinic, Istanbul

Pilomatrixoma is an uncommon benign tumor that arises from hair cortex cells. Generally; that this tumor is hard, slow growing, located dermal or sub dermal is also known as the name of calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe’s. This lesion may occur at any age from infancy to elder and is the most common under age 20. Female to male ratio is 3/2 with female predominance. Approximately half of the cases are in the head and neck area. Although the head and neck region is the most frequent area where pilomatrixoma evolves, otolaryngologists do not have sufficient information and experience about the disease. Generally, this leads to misdiagnose of the lesion preoperatively. Therefore, clinical diagnostic features must be well known by the physician. This provides accurate diagnosis of almost all cases preoperatively. In this paper, we present a 22 year-old female patient with diagnosis of pilomatrixoma in the neck region. Despite close excision to the lesion, the recurrence rate is very low. The purpose of this our case presentation is awareness of the disease and its clinical diagnostic features by the physicians, especially otolaryngologists.

Keywords: Pilomatrixoma, neck, skin tumor


Baş boyun bölgesinde pilomatriksoma

Osman İlkay Özdamar, Neslihan Zeren, Gül Acar, Emre Kaytancı, Muhammet Tekin
Göztepe Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi KBB Kliniği, İstanbul

Anahtar Kelimeler: Polimatriksoma, boyun, cilt tümörü


Osman İlkay Özdamar, Neslihan Zeren, Gül Acar, Emre Kaytancı, Muhammet Tekin. Pilomatrixoma of the head and neck region. Medeniyet Med J. 2010; 25(2): 97-100

Corresponding Author: Osman İlkay Özdamar, Türkiye


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