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Childhood Pilomatrixoma: Case Series from a Single Center [TIP]
TIP. 2020; 1(2): 39-43 | DOI: 10.5222/TP.2020.43534

Childhood Pilomatrixoma: Case Series from a Single Center

Begümhan Demir Gündoğan1, Fatih Sagcan2, Mehmet Alakaya2, Ferah Tuncel Daloglu3, Elvan Çağlar Çıtak1
1Mersin University Faculty Of Medicine Department Of Pediatric Oncology, Mersin, Turkey
2Mersin University Faculty Of Medicine Department Of Pediatrics, Mersin, Turkey
3Mersin University Faculty Of Medicine Department Of Pathology, Mersin, Turkey

INTRODUCTION:
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.

Keywords: : Pilomatrixoma, children, radiological findings, clinical findings

Begümhan Demir Gündoğan, Fatih Sagcan, Mehmet Alakaya, Ferah Tuncel Daloglu, Elvan Çağlar Çıtak. Childhood Pilomatrixoma: Case Series from a Single Center. TIP. 2020; 1(2): 39-43

Corresponding Author: Begümhan Demir Gündoğan, Türkiye
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