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Case report


Pilomatrixoma of the Adult Male Breast: A Rare Tumor with Typical Ultrasound Features

Charles Hubeny
Department of Imaging Sciences, 601 Elmwood Avenue Box 648, Rochester, NY 14642-8648,USA
Date of Submission: 12-Jul-2010, Date of Acceptance: 04-Jan-2011, Date of Web Publication: 11-Feb-2011.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Charles Hubeny

E-mail: charles_hubeny@urmc. rochester.edu

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Charles Hubeny

E-mail: charles_hubeny@urmc. rochester.edu

DOI: 10.4103/2156-7514.76690 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Pilomatrixomas are uncommon benign skin neoplasms arising from the hair follicle matrix. They occur more commonly in children than adults. Most originate on the head, neck, or upper extremities, less commonly on the trunk or lower extremities, and very infrequently in the breast. We present a rare case of pilomatrixoma of the breast in an adult male. As the patient had a strong family history of breast cancer, a full work-up of the breast mass was performed. Ultimately, an excisional biopsy was carried out for patient reassurance
Keywords: Breast, male, pilomatrixoma, ultrasound

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