J Dermatol Surg Oncol. 1979 Jan;5(1):58-9. doi: 10.1111/j.1524-4725.1979.tb00605.x.


Trichilemmoma is an uncommon cutaneous neoplasm that originates in the outer hair sheath. We are reporting two cases, one of lobular pattern, the other a massing of cells of the follicular infundibulum. In each case, the clinical appearance was nonspecific and the mistaken clinical diagnosis was basal-cell carcinoma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carcinoma, Basal Cell / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Hair*
  • Hamartoma / diagnosis*
  • Hamartoma / pathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Skin Diseases / diagnosis
  • Skin Diseases / pathology
  • Skin Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Skin Neoplasms / pathology