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Pilomatrixoma MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
Pilomatrixoma
Tree Number(s)
C04.557.470.565.625
Unique ID
D018296
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018296
Annotation
benign or malignant; coordinate with SKIN NEOPLASMS + HAIR DISEASES
Scope Note
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)
Entry Term(s)
Benign Pilomatricoma
Benign Pilomatrixoma
Calcifying Epithelioma of Malherbe
Epithelioma Calcificans Of Malherbe
Malherbe Calcifying Epithelioma
Pilomatricoma
Previous Indexing
Skin Neoplasms (1966-1993)
Public MeSH Note
94
History Note
94
Date Established
1994/01/01
Date of Entry
1993/06/25
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Pilomatrixoma Preferred
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