Folliculoma Treatment & Management

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

Medical Care

Since folliculomas are benign, they require no specific therapy. Excision of the entire growth for diagnostic or cosmetic purposes is available.

Folliculomas have also been successfully treated with carbon dioxide and Er:YAG lasers. [19]

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Surgical Care

Folliculomas are benign and require no specific therapy. To ensure that the lesion is not a more serious entity, such as a basal cell carcinoma, a biopsy or removal is appropriate. Patients may also opt for excision because of cosmetic reasons. Complete local excision is an adequate treatment for this entity. If folliculomas are not completely removed, regrowth can occur. [8]

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Long-Term Monitoring

Folliculomas are benign, asymptomatic lesions with no malignant potential. Once diagnosed, they require no long-term monitoring. 

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