Rare presentation of multifocal pilomatrixoma in the head and neck region

Rare presentation of multifocal pilomatrixoma in the head and neck region Eur J Plast Surg (2012) 35:697–699 DOI 10.1007/s00238-011-0601-2 CASE REPORT Rare presentation of multifocal pilomatrixoma in the head and neck region Muhammad Ali Hussain & J. R. Srinivasan Received: 4 December 2010 /Accepted: 17 May 2011 /Published online: 4 June 2011 Springer-Verlag 2011 Introduction the Caucasian population. Whether this represents publica- tion bias or a true racial predisposition is unclear. Pilomatrixoma is a benign harmless appendageal tumor Most studies report a slight preponderance in females. In with differentiation toward hair cells. It is usually man- one retrospective study of 209 cases published in 1998, the ifested as a solitary, asymptomatic, firm nodule. It may be female-to-male ratio was 1.5:1 [1]. Most reported cases dermal or subcutaneous. Frequently, there is a clearly have occurred in children. Lesions are often discovered in delimiting capsule. This has long been considered a rare the first 2 years of life; however, in the same study, tumor, but it may be more common than previously investigators found the age of presentation showed a realized. Though more common in children, the occurrence bimodal pattern, with the first peak being 5–15 years and in adults is being increasingly recognized. The recommen- the second being 50–65 years [1]. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

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