Solitary trichoepithelioma


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.


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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