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Pilomatrixoma


Other Names for this Disease
  • Calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe
  • Epithelioma calcificans of Malherbe
  • Pilomatricoma
  • PTR
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Treatment

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How might a pilomatrixoma be treated?

Pilomatrixomas are usually surgically removed (excised). In most cases, the tumors do not grow back (recur) after surgery, unless the removal was incomplete.[1][2]
Last updated: 1/23/2015

References
  1. Rao J. Pilomatrixoma. Medscape Reference. March 3, 2014; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1058965-overview#a0104. Accessed 3/9/2015.
  2. Pilomatricoma. DermNet NZ. December 2014; http://www.dermnetnz.org/lesions/pilomatricoma.html.


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Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Pilomatrixoma. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
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.