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Multiple familial trichoepithelioma 1


Other Names for this Disease

  • MFT1
  • Trichoepithelioma multiple familial 1
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Overview

Multiple familial trichoepithelioma is a rare condition characterized by multiple smooth, round, firm, skin-colored papules that usually occur on the face, but may also occur on the scalp, neck, and trunk.[1][2] The lesions are derived from immature hair follicles.[2] They may get bigger over time, but they usually do not ulcerate.[1] Treatment often involves surgery to remove a single lesion and cryosurgery or laser surgery for multiple ones.[1] It is caused by a mutation in the CYLD gene. It is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.
Last updated: 8/30/2009

References

  1. Neff AG, Carter KD. Benign Eyelid Lesions. In: Yanoff & Duker. Ophthalmology, 3rd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Mosby; 2008;
  2. Morelli JG. Tumors of the Skin. In: Kliegman eds. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 18th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders; 2007;
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Other Names for this Disease
  • MFT1
  • Trichoepithelioma multiple familial 1
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.