Pilomatricoma with a bullous appearance or secondary anetoderma involving a pilomatricoma?


Gungor E., Kalkan G., Akbay G., Tiftikcioglu Y. O. , Astarci M., Eksioglu M.

HONG KONG JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY & VENEREOLOGY, vol.20, no.4, pp.175-178, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : HONG KONG JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY & VENEREOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.175-178

Abstract

Pilomatricoma or benign calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe is a benign appendageal tumour originating from primitive cells of the hair matrix. Perforation (transepidermal elimination), bullous or anetodermic cutaneous changes overlying pilomatricomas are rare events. In this report, we describe a case of pilomatricoma with bullous appearance or secondary anetoderma. The tumour was totally excised and the wound healed well with no recurrence.