Pilomatrixoma of the cheek- A Case Report

  • Anand Ramanathan Dr
  • Mohd Khairul Anwar Mohd Tahir Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Clinical Science, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • George Boey Teik Foo Dept of Oral Medicine & Pathology, QE Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Saravanan Gopalan Dept of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, QE Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Marzuki Zainal Abidin Dept of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, QE Hospital, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Fairuz Abdul Rahman Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Clinical Science, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Abstract

ABSTRACT


Pilomatrixoma is a relatively common benign tumour arising from the matrix and inner sheath of a normal hair follicle as well as hair cortex. It is usually presented as a superficial, solitary, firm mass which is asymptomatic and slowly growing. It accounts for about  0.2% of all routine skin specimens and may poses a diagnostic challenge as it may resemble other common benign lesions found in the head and neck region. We report a case of a 33-year old men presented to us with a pilomatrixoma of the right cheek, surgical management and histological findings.

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Published
2020-08-25
How to Cite
RAMANATHAN, Anand et al. Pilomatrixoma of the cheek- A Case Report. Annals of Dentistry University of Malaya, [S.l.], v. 27, p. 28-32, aug. 2020. ISSN 2462-2060. Available at: <https://adum.um.edu.my/article/view/20908>. Date accessed: 30 sep. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.22452/adum.vol27no5.
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Case Report