BASALOID FOLLICULAR HAMARTOMA

By Gary M. White, MD


Basaloid follicular hamartoma (BFH) is a rare and indolent adnexal tumor with histologic similarity to basal cell carcinoma.

Clinical

As noted above, in the solitary case, a flesh-colored papule is seen, usually on the face or scalp. In familial BFH, multiple flesh-colored papules occur on the face, scalp and trunk.

Treatment

Simple excision or destruction is appropriate for solitary lesions.

References

A 15-year-old young man with hyperpigmented papules on his neck, as well as bilateral antecubital and popliteal fossa since birth. The mother and sister are also affected. Dermatology Online Journal

Onset at 8 years of age of unilateral linear lesions. Followed Blaschko's lines. Dermatología Argentina

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