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trichilemmoma

Thursday 3 January 2013

tricholemmoma

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Definition: Trichilemmoma is a cutaneous condition, a benign neoplasm that differentiates toward cells of the outer root sheath. The lesion is often seen in the face and neck region.

Multifocal occurrence is associated with Cowden syndrome, patients with which exhibit hamartomatous intestinal polyposis as well as tricholemmoma.

Differential diagnosis

- clear cell acanthoma
- trichilemmal carcinoma
- trichilemmal horn

Predisposition

- Cowden disease

See also

- cutaneous follicular tumors