What is trichoepithelioma?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Trichoepithelioma is an uncommon benign lesion. It is generally pink to flesh-colored. It is frequently multiple and is not ulcerative. These lesions tend to be recapitulations of hair follicles. Initially, they appear during adolescence. Typical areas for this lesion are the central face and scalp and, less commonly, the trunk and neck. A certain familial incidence exists. While these lesions tend to be multiple, solitary lesions can occur. In general, lesions are less than 8-10 mm.


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