Proliferating pilomatricoma in a 9-year-old girl

Pediatr Dermatol. 2020 Nov;37(6):1187-1188. doi: 10.1111/pde.14386. Epub 2020 Sep 28.


Proliferating pilomatricoma is a rare, benign tumor of hair matrix origin that rarely occurs in children. We report the case of a 9-year-old girl with a rapidly growing, proliferating pilomatricoma located on the glabella. The lesion was embolized and surgically excised, with histopathological examination of the tissue confirming the diagnosis of proliferating pilomatricoma.

Keywords: Benign Neoplasms; children; pilomatrixoma; proliferating pilomatricoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Hair Diseases* / diagnosis
  • Hair Diseases* / surgery
  • Humans
  • Pilomatrixoma* / diagnosis
  • Pilomatrixoma* / surgery
  • Skin Neoplasms* / diagnosis
  • Skin Neoplasms* / surgery