Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2011 , Vol 2, Issue 3
Pilomatrixoma of Ear Lobe: a Case Report
Hande Altıntaş1, Emel Dikicioğlu Çetin2, Hüseyin Özcan Çakmak3
1Acıbadem Kadıköy Hastanesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Hastalıkları ve Baş ve Boyun Cerrahisi, İstanbul, Türkiye
2Acıbadem Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Patoloji, İstanbul, Türkiye
3Acıbadem Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Kulak Burun Boğaz Hastalıkları ve Baş Boyun Cerrahisi, İstanbul, Türkiye
Pilomatrixoma is the benign calcified neoplasm of the skin. It originates from the hair follicle matrix. It usually represent as a solitary subcutaneous mass of the head and neck region in the children. It is frequently misdiagnosed as if not considered in the differential diagnosis. Surgery is the choice of treatment. Pediatric patient with a firm mass of ear lobule is presented in this article. Pilomatrixoma is reviewed with clinical findings, pathogenesis, and treatment methods. Keywords : pilomatrixoma, ear lobule, hair follicle