pilomatrixoma

(redirected from Malherbe calcifying epithelioma)

pi·lo·ma·trix·o·ma

(pī'lō-mā'trik-sō'mă), [MIM*132600]
A benign solitary hair follicle tumor, often starting in childhood, containing cells resembling basal cell carcinoma and areas of epithelial necrosis forming eosinophilic ghost cells with variable calcification and foreign body giant cell reaction in the fibrous stroma.
[pilo- + matrix + G. -oma, tumor]

pilomatrixoma

/pi·lo·ma·trix·o·ma/ (-ma-trik´so-mah) a benign, circumscribed, calcifying epithelial neoplasm derived from hair matrix cells, manifested as a small, firm, intracutaneous spheroid mass, usually on the face, neck, or arms.

pi·lo·ma·trix·o·ma

(pī'lō-mā'trik-sō'mă)
A benign solitary hair follicle tumor containing cells resembling basal cell carcinoma and areas of epithelial necrosis.
Synonym(s): Malherbe calcifying epithelioma.
[pilo- + matrix + G. -oma, tumor]

Malherbe,

Albert, French physician, 1845-1915.
Malherbe calcifying epithelioma - a benign solitary hair follicle tumor. Synonym(s): Malherbe-Chenantais epithelioma; pilomatrixoma
Malherbe-Chenantais epithelioma - Synonym(s): Malherbe calcifying epithelioma

pilomatrixoma

a benign, circumscribed, calcifying epithelial neoplasm derived from hair matrix cells, manifested as a small firm intracutaneous spheroid mass. Kerry blue terriers have a predisposition to develop these. Called also epithelioma of Malherbe, calcifying epithelioma.