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Clinical Experiences of Pilimatrixoma in a Single Institution.

 Yong Sang Lee  ;  Tai Suk Roh  ;  Soon Won Hong  ;  Hang Seok Chang  ;  Seung Hoon Choi  ;  Cheong Soo Park 
 JOURNAL OF THE KOREAN SURGICAL SOCIETY , Vol.78(4) : 238-241, 2010 
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Pilomatrixoma ; Hair follicle ; Surgical excision ; Head and neck ; Body
PURPOSE: To describe the clinical presentations, management, and outcomes of patients with pilomatrixomas treated in a single institution, and to compare the clinicopathological features according to their location. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of 57 patients treated between January 1986 and December 2007, retrospectively. RESULTS: The 57 patients had a total of 61 cases of pilomatrixomas. The mean age at diagnosis was 12.4 years, with most patients aged 0~10 years, followed by 10~20 years and 20~30 years. Mean tumor size was 1.46 cm, and most tumors were less than 2.0 cm in diameter. Forty-two tumors (68.9%) on the head and the neck were classified as Group I, and 19 tumors (31.1%) on the body were classified as Group II. The mean age at diagnosis was 9.4 years in Group I, and 19.8 years in Group II with significant statistical difference (P=0.009). The mean duration of symptoms was 26.4 months in Group I, and 7.2 months in Group II (P=0.001). All patients were treated surgically, and two patients relapsed (5 months and 3 years later). CONCLUSION: Pilomatrixoma is an uncommon benign skin tumor arising from hair follicle matrix cells. Diagnosis is usually easy based on clinical findings, and preoperative diagnosis may be improved with increased awareness of pilomatrixoma. Complete surgical excision is the treatment of choice, and recurrence after complete excision is rare
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Roh, Tai Suk(노태석) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8681-159X
Park, Cheong Soo(박정수)
Lee, Yong Sang(이용상) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8234-8718
Chang, Hang Seok(장항석) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5162-103X
Choi, Seung Hoon(최승훈)
Hong, Soon Won(홍순원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0324-2414
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