[Facial folliculo-sebaceous cystic hamartoma. Treatment with CO2 and Er:YAG lasers]

Hautarzt. 2004 Mar;55(3):289-91. doi: 10.1007/s00105-003-0635-x. Epub 2003 Dec 9.
[Article in German]


Folliculo-sebaceous cystic hamartoma (FCH) is defined as an adnexal hamartoma. The histopathological findings of FCH are equivalent to a very late stage of trichofolliculoma. The clinical appearance of FCH is unspecific. For this reason in the majority of cases it is only the histopathological examination that leads to the diagnosis of FCH. Up to now FCH has been treated with surgical procedures. We combined the use of both CO2 and Er:YAG lasers to treat a facial FCH.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures
  • Epidermal Cyst / pathology
  • Epidermal Cyst / surgery*
  • Hair Diseases / pathology
  • Hair Diseases / surgery*
  • Hair Follicle* / pathology
  • Hair Follicle* / surgery
  • Hamartoma / pathology
  • Hamartoma / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Nose Diseases / pathology
  • Nose Diseases / surgery*
  • Sebaceous Glands / pathology
  • Sebaceous Glands / surgery
  • Skin / pathology