Pilomatrixoma is a common tumor of skin appendages in children. The aim of the study was to assess the accuracy of clinical diagnosis and factors contributing to misdiagnosis. A retrospective case note review of patients who had pilomatrixoma excised from 1997 to 2002 in a tertiary referral children's hospital at the University of Siena. From 32 patients with an unclear tumor of the skin, in 9 cases pilomatrixomata were excised. The diagnosis was achieved preoperatively in 28% of patients. Other diagnoses included sebaceous and dermoid cysts (38%), and lipomas (34%). Factors contributing to misdiagnosis include cystic lesions with varying consistency, punctum-like appearance, atypical location, and absence of clinically recognizable calcification. Despite close excision, the recurrence rate is low.
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|Titolo:||Pilomatrixoma in età pediatrica|
|Citazione:||Nardi, N., Di Maggio, G., Garzi, A., Molinaro, F.A.G., & Messina, M. (2002). Pilomatrixoma in età pediatrica. ATTI DELL'ACCADEMIA DEI FISIOCRITICI IN SIENA, 15(21), 133-136.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|