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Pilomatrixoma

Introduction: Pilomatrixoma

Description of Pilomatrixoma

Pilomatrixoma (medical condition): A slow-growing, benign skin tumor which appears as a hard lump under the skin....more »

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Pilomatrixoma: A tumor composed of cells resembling those of the hair matrix, which undergo 'mummification' and may calcify. It is a relatively uncommon tumor, which may occur at any age from infancy. The majority of patients are under 20, and females are affected more than males. The lesion is usually a solitary deep dermal or subcutaneous tumor 3-30 mm in diameter, situated in the head, neck, or upper extremity. (From Rook et al., Textbook of Dermatology, 4th ed, p2401)
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Pilomatrixoma: A tumor composed of cells resembling those of the hair matrix, which undergo 'mummification' and may calcify. It is a relatively uncommon tumor, which may occur at any age from infancy. The majority of patients are under 20, and females are affected more than males. The lesion is usually a solitary deep dermal or subcutaneous tumor 3-30 mm in diameter, situated in the head, neck, or upper extremity. (From Rook et al., Textbook of Dermatology, 4th ed, p2401).
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Pilomatrixoma: Rare Disease

Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Pilomatrixoma is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Pilomatrixoma, or a subtype of Pilomatrixoma, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
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Pilomatrixoma as a Disease

Pilomatrixoma (medical condition): See Pilomatrixoma (disease information).
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