By Gary M. White, MD
The trichilemmoma is a benign follicular neoplasm exhibiting outer root sheath differentiation.
- It is commonly found multiply in Cowden Syndrome and in the solitary form as a secondary tumor in nevus sebaceous.
- Patients are usually 50-70 years of age in the sporadic form.
- The diagnosis is rarely made clinically. Instead, a BCC or verruca is suspected.
A solitary erythematous or white papule on the face is characteristic. It may rarely be linear, following Blaschko's lines [JEADV 2016;30;299].
No treatment is needed. Simple excision may be performed.
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