Multiple perifollicular fibromas

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 1999 May;12(3):234-7.


Perifollicular fibroma is a benign mesodermal tumour of the hair follicle. It can occur as a solitary papule or as multiple lesions that are clinically indistinguishable from other tumours of the pilar apparatus. Multiple perifollicular fibromas may be inherited although the pattern remains unclear. Adnexal tumours can be associated with internal malignancy and perifollicular fibromas have been linked with adenomatous colonic polyps. This report describes a patient with multiple perifollicular fibromas with no associated malignancy to date and a family pedigree suggestive of an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Family Health
  • Female
  • Fibroma / genetics
  • Fibroma / pathology*
  • Humans
  • Skin / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms / genetics
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology*