Pilomatrixoma of the scalp.
Case report and review of the literature.

DOI 10.17605/OSF.IO/KJF28

 

Lopez-Rivera J. Pilomatrixoma of the scalp. Case report and review of the literature. Am J Med Surg. August 2021; 5(1). 18-20

 

BACKGROUND. Pilomatrixoma, also known as Malherbe calcifying epithelioma, is a superficial benign skin tumor arising from the matrix cells of the hair follicle. Although these types of lesions are documented in the literature, they are often misdiagnosed as other skin conditions. We present a clinical case with initial suspicion of hemangioma and confirmatory histopathologic diagnosis of pilomatrixoma.

 

KEY WORDS: Pilomatrixoma, Malherbe calcifying epithelioma, head and neck surgery.