Trichofolliculoma Clinical Presentation

Updated: Jul 17, 2017
  • Author: Michael S Howard, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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History

Patients typically present with a single, flesh-colored or whitish nodule or papule of varying duration, typically on the face (most frequently around the nose).

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Physical Examination

Classic trichofolliculomas have a central pore or black dot, possibly draining a sebaceouslike material. A tuft of white hair may be present emerging from the central pore.

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Causes

Usually, these tumors develop spontaneously. Rarely, a prior history of trauma at the tumor site is obtained.

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