Hard Subcutaneous Lumps - Pilomatricomas: A Report of Three Cases

, Tri-County Community Health Center, Dunn, North Carolina.

J Am Board Fam Med. 2000;13(4) 

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Calcifying epitheliomas are uncommon tumors involving the hair matrix. Calcification is seen in most of these tumors.[1] More than 75% of cases occur in the head and neck region during the first two decades of life.[2] Treatment of choice is surgical excision. Calcifying epitheliomas can be multiple[3] and rarely manifest atypical changes or malignant behavior.[4] I describe three cases of calcifying epitheliomas in the chest wall, elbow, and arm of young adults.