Multiple familial trichoepithelioma
Other Names for this Disease
- Brooke-Fordyce trichoepitheliomas
- Epithelioma adenoides cysticum
- Hereditary multiple benign cystic epithelioma
- Trichoepithelioma multiple familial
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Several therapies have been used to treat multiple trichoepitheliomas, with variable results. A single trichoepithelioma may be treated with surgery. Cryosurgery or laser surgery may be used to remove multiple trichoepitheliomas. Imiquimod cream has also been used as a treatment for trichoepitheliomas, with some improvement in symptoms. Other treatments have included dermabrasion, photodynamic therapy, and other medications. However, in most cases, multiple trichoepitheliomas eventually regrow following treatment.
Last updated: 9/23/2014
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