Case contributed by Dr Sameh Botros


Painless growing lesion anterior to the left ear tragus.

Patient Data

Age: 15 years

The area of concern at the left pre-auricular region showed a small well defined soft tissue lesion noted at the subcutaneous tissue indenting the dermal layer and the deep fascial plane separating it from the superficial segment of the parotid gland. It shows central calcification with posterior shadowing and minimal internal vascularity.

Case Discussion

A pilomatricoma is an uncommon, benign neoplasm thought to arise from hair cortex cells.

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Case information

rID: 64543
Published: 8th Jan 2019
Last edited: 12th Jan 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Fellowship of Egyptian Board of Radiology

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