Case contributed by Dr Fakhry Mahmoud Ebouda


Multiple palpable scalp lesions with some pain.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Male

Multiple well defined variable sizes and shape calcified lesions are seen within subcutaneous region of the scalp.

Case Discussion

Pilomatrixoma, or calcifying epithelioma of Melherbe, is a rare benign tumor of hair-follicle origin that mainly mainly arises in the head and neck region.It is thought to arise from skin appendages. The lesion arises in the dermis from primitive cells that normally differentiate into hair matrix cells.

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Case information

rID: 50411
Published: 3rd Jan 2017
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Head & Neck
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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