• Christian J. Vercler
  • John G. Meara


Pilomatrixoma is a benign tumor originating from hair follicle matrix cells. It most commonly presents in childhood, shows a female predilection, and is more common in the head and neck. Excision is the treatment of choice, with an extremely low recurrence rate. An excellent outcome is assured with complete excision.


Pilomatrixoma Benign tumor Calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of Plastic and Oral SurgeryBoston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical SchoolBostonUSA

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