Trichoepithelioma Questions & Answers

Updated: Sep 25, 2018
  • Author: Victor G Prieto, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is trichoepithelioma?

What is the pathophysiology of trichoepithelioma?

What causes trichoepithelioma?

What is the prevalence of trichoepithelioma in the US?

What are the sexual predilections of trichoepithelioma?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of trichoepithelioma?

What is the prognosis of trichoepithelioma?

What is included in patient education about trichoepithelioma?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of trichoepithelioma?

Which physical findings are characteristic of trichoepithelioma?

DDX

What are the histologic differential diagnoses of trichoepithelioma?

What are the differential diagnoses for Trichoepithelioma?

Workup

Which studies are performed in the workup of trichoepithelioma?

What is the role of biopsy in the diagnosis of trichoepithelioma?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of trichoepithelioma?

What are the histologic characteristics of trichoepithelioma variants?

How is basal cell carcinoma differentiated from trichoepithelioma?

How is microcystic adnexal carcinoma differentiated from trichoepithelioma?

How is infundibuloma differentiated from trichoepithelioma?

How is basaloid follicular hamartoma differentiated from trichoepithelioma?

How is malignant trichilemmal carcinoma differentiated from trichoepithelioma?

Treatment

How is trichoepithelioma treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of trichoepithelioma?

What are the possible complications of trichoepithelioma?

How is trichoepithelioma prevented?