What are the treatment options for a trichoepithelioma?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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Because of the multiplicity of the lesions, the treatment can be difficult; occasionally, palliation is the only achievable goal. Techniques involving cryoablation, dermabrasion, and trichloroacetic acid help control individual lesions and groups of lesions. Unfortunately, any treatment short of complete surgical excision results in the persistence or continued growth and enlargement of these lesions.


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