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Pilomatrixoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • Calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe
  • Epithelioma calcificans of Malherbe
  • Pilomatricoma
  • PTR
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  • My son had four pilomatrixomas removed a few years ago. Recently, a new one developed. Is it normal for new ones to develop? Will this happen to him for the rest of his life? Does bumping the area have anything to do with him developing a pilomatrixoma? Click here for answer

  • What causes pilomatrixomas? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe
  • Epithelioma calcificans of Malherbe
  • Pilomatricoma
  • PTR
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.