alexa Pilomatrixoma

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Meta Description: A pilomatrixoma (also called Malherbe’s calcifying epithelioma) is a benign tumor originating from hair follicle matrix cells. The tumor most commonly occurs in the head and neck region.

The age of onset is bimodal. In over 60% of patients, the first peak occurrence is before the third decade of life, while the second peak takes place between the sixth and seventh decades. It commonly occurs in children as a single tumor. Although pilomatrixoma has been properly defined over the years, it is frequently misdiagnosed. Because most case reports are documented in the dermatology and otolaryngology literature, general pediatricians might not be familiar with the condition.

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