Pilomatricoma of the retroauricular area

Bezgin S. Ü., Cevizci R., Keleş A., ÇALIŞ E., Bayazit Y. A.

Gazi Medical Journal, vol.28, no.1, pp.53-55, 2017 (Scopus) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.12996/gmj.2017.16
  • Journal Name: Gazi Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.53-55
  • Keywords: Pilomatricoma, skin neoplasm, calcifying epitelioma
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Pilomatricoma is a benign skin tumor of hair matrix cells. The head and neck is the most commonly affected site of the body. This article describes 41 year-old man who referred to our clinic with an asymptomatic, slow-growing mass on the right retroauricular, suboccipital region. The tumor was excised and histopathologically diagnosed as pilomatricoma. Because of its frequency and predilection of head and neck region, otolaryngologists should be familiar of this tumor.