By Gary M. White, MD

Tumor of the follicular infundibulum (TFI) is a rare benign adnexal tumor arising from the follicular infundibulum. The tumor usually manifests as a single lesion, but an eruptive (multiple) form may occur.


The solitary lesion which is by far the more common usually presents as an asymptomatic scaly papulonodule in a woman.

The eruptive or multiple form usually presents as multiple symmetric hypopigmented macules or papules of the face, neck and upper trunk. The papules often appear white if the patient has a bit of a tan.


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JAMA Derm 2016;152;1155.


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