Folliculoma Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Jun 19, 2018
  • Author: Kristen D Fajgenbaum; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Clinically, a hair protruding from the central punctum is highly diagnostic of a folliculoma. Folliculomas are benign and require no specific therapy.

Many atypical presentations have been observed, where lesions have no central hair and occur anywhere on the body. In these cases, it may be difficult to diagnose a folliculoma clinically.

To ensure that the lesion is not a more serious entity, such as a basal cell carcinoma, a biopsy or removal is appropriate. 

Differential Diagnoses