Home|Journals|Articles by Year Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Case Report

J Liaquat Uni Med Health Sci. 2008; 7(2): 136-138


An Unusual Presentation of Pilomatrixoma

Mehwash Kashif, Navid Rashid Qureshi and M. Abrar Barakzai.

Abstract
A case of twenty years old female is reported, which was treated inappropriately. She complained
of a painless lump located on the right cheek at middle half of the face. An early diagnosis
of sebaceous cyst was made. Excision was performed and histopathological findings revealed
Pilomatrixoma. Pilomatrixoma is an uncommon, harmless, skin lesion derived from hair
matrix cells. It is composed of an epithelial component of the most proximal portion of hair follicle.
It is most often diagnosed in young children but may also affect adults. Single skincoloured
or purplish lesions arise on the head and neck, but they may occur at any site. The key
to diagnosis is identification of darkly stained ‘basophilic cells’ and ‘shadow cells’. Calcium deposits
are found in most of the lesions. Complete surgical excision is the treatment with rare
chances of complications.

Key words: Pilomatricoma. Epithelioma. Calcium. Treatment.


Full-text options

Full-text Article




Advertisement
Journal of Contemporary Medical Education

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW




ScopeMed.com
BiblioMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright © ScopeMed® Information Services.