Pilomatricoma of the Neck Misdiagnosed as Sebaceous Cyst

  • Boon Chye Gan Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Duchess of Kent, KM 3.2, Jalan Utara, 90000, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.
  • Faridah Mohd Taib Department of Pathology, Hospital Seberang Jaya, 13700 Perai, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
  • Jamal Sazly Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Bukit Mertajam, Jalan Kulim, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.
  • Haslinda Md Taha Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Bukit Mertajam, Jalan Kulim, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia.

Abstract

Pillomatricoma is a benign skin lesion originating from the hair follicle matrix. Most cases are usually only diagnosed post-operatively through histopathological examination (HPE) mainly because of the nature and presentation that resemble benign and superficial skin lesion, hence, the misdiagnosis prior to surgery. In this case report, we would like to highlight this condition and its important characteristics which appear to be under-reported due to lack of awareness among clinicians.

Author Biography

Boon Chye Gan, Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Duchess of Kent, KM 3.2, Jalan Utara, 90000, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia.
Head of Department

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Published
2020-06-11