TRICHODISCOMAS

By Gary M. White, MD

Trichodiscomas


The trichodiscoma is a benign adnexal tumor related to the hair follicle.

Clinical

Hundreds of uniform whitish, dome-shaped, 2-3 mm papules of the face are characteristic of trichodiscomas, a hamartoma of the hair disc (haarscheibe). Autosomal dominant inheritance may occur.

Treatment

No treatment is needed. See Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome for treatment options.

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