The aim of this study is to describe our institutional experience with pilomatrixoma in children, specifically examining its clinical presentation, associated conditions, radiological and pathological findings and attract attention to differential diagnosis for this tumor.
METHODS: The medical records of 52 patients were reviewed retrospectively.
RESULTS: There were a total of 62 tumors in 52 children. The median age at excision was 9.5 years old. Tumors were predominantly located in head and neck region (48.4%). One patient had a family history of pilomatrixoma. One patient had Turner Syndrome and one had Tuberous Sclerosis complex. Fifty-four lesions were examined by ultrasonography (USG). Pilomatrixoma was considered in the differential diagnosis in eight patients (15.3%) by a radiologist.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: Pilomatrixoma is one of the most common causes of superficial masses in children. It should be kept in mind for differential diagnosis in children with superficial masses.