Definitions for pilomatrixoma
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word pilomatrixoma
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A tumor composed of cells resembling those of the hair matrix, which undergo 'mummification' and may calcify. It is a relatively uncommon tumor, which may occur at any age from infancy. The majority of patients are under 20, and females are affected more than males. The lesion is usually a solitary deep dermal or subcutaneous tumor 3-30 mm in diameter, situated in the head, neck, or upper extremity. (From Rook et al., Textbook of Dermatology, 4th ed, p2401)
Pilomatricoma, also known as a calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe, Malherbe calcifying epithelioma, and Pilomatrixoma, is a benign skin tumor derived from the hair matrix.
Find a translation for the pilomatrixoma definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these pilomatrixoma definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"pilomatrixoma." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 29 Mar. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/pilomatrixoma>.