Pilomatrixomas are benign neoplasms of the hair
follicle, presenting as a mass in the head and neck
region. Those arising from the parotid region may
pose diagnostic challenge. We present six patients
(age range 6 to 68 years) with pilomatrixoma in the
head and neck region. The lesions were located in
the preauricular region in two cases, and in the periorbital
region, the forehead, the neck, and in the dorsum
of the nose in the other patients, respectively.
The main complaint was a hard, slow-growing mass
in all the cases. All the patients were treated surgically.
Histopathologic diagnosis was pilomatrixoma.
No recurrences or surgery-associated complications
were observed in the follow-up period.
FREE FULL TEXTAnahtar Kelimeler: Baş-boyun neoplazileri/tanı; pilomatriksoma/tanı/cerrahi; deri neoplazileri.