30Jun 2024


  • ENT Department of Specialized Hospital of Rabat, CHU-IBN Sina, Faculty of Medecine.
  • Mohammed V University of Rabat, Morocco.
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Pilomatricoma, formerly called calcified epithelioma of Malherbe, is a rare and benign skin tumor occurring during the first two decades of life, generally located in the upper part of the body (neck and head). In its typical form, it manifests clinically as a small, solitary, asymptomatic, sometimes painful subcutaneous nodule. The usual size is less than 3 cm. The diagnosis is made clinically and requires histological confirmation. The prognosis is generally good. Carcinomatous transformation remains controversial. Healing without recurrence is the rule after surgical excision. Ocular or palpebral localization is exceptional. We report the case of Mrs. G.E, 26 years old, without any notable pathological history, who consulted for a mass on the right eyelid that had been developing for 1 year. Objective clinical examination: a polylobed mass, well defined, 3 cm long axis, hard, painless and mobile in relation to the deep plane. The surrounding skin is normal in appearance. In addition, motor skills and ocular mobility remain preserved. A total surgical excision is performed. Histological study of the biopsy specimen reveals the presence of basaloid cells covering layers of mummified cells with eosinophilic cytoplasm, suggestive of a Malherbe Pilomatricoma. No recurrence was detected after a 12-month follow-up.

[Hernandez Vasthi Ngouya Koumba, Z. El Hafi, R. Bencheikh, A. Benbouzid, N. Errami and L. Essakalli (2024); THE PILOMATRICOMA: A CASE REPORT OF PALPEBRAL LOCALIZATION Int. J. of Adv. Res. (Jun). 1046-1048] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

ENT Department of the specialized hospital of Rabat,CHU-IBN-SINA


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/18971      
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/18971