A usually solitary tumor or hamartoma in which multiple abortive hair follicles open into a central cyst or space opening on the skin surface.
[tricho- + L. folliculus, fountain, spring, + G. -oma, tumor]
trichofolliculoma/tricho·fol·lic·u·lo·ma/ (-fŏ-lik″u-lo´mah) a benign usually solitary dome-shaped nodular lesion with a central pore that frequently contains a woolly hair-like tuft; usually occurring on the head or neck and derived from a hair follicle.
trichofolliculomaAn uncommon hamartoma arising in the hair follicles, which occurs in adults, doesn’t undergo malignant changes and is managed with complete excision.
Basal cell carcinoma, dilated pore of Winer, epidermal inclusion cyst, trichoepithelioma.
a benign neoplasm of the hair follicle with a large central follicle and numerous smaller follicle-like structures radiating from it; occur in dogs where they appear as firm nodules which may have tufts of hair protruding.