TRICHOEPITHELIOMA

Solitary trichoepithelioma


Clinical

A white to yellow to flesh-colored solitary papule on the central face of a young adult is characteristic. The lesion is commonly misdiagnosed as a melanocytic nevus or a basal cell carcinoma. Rarely, larger lesions and extra-facial sites may occur.

Treatment

This benign lesion need not be treated. Many patients, however, want removal for cosmetic reasons. Surgical excision is appropriate. Incomplete surgical excision may result in recurrence.

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