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Visual Treats in Dermatology
2021
:1;
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10.25259/CSDM_26_2021
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Trichoepithelioma

Department of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Gorimedu, Puducherry, India
Corresponding author: Arunachalam Narayanan, Department of Dermatology and STD, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India. narayanan359@gmail.com
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How to cite this article: Narayanan A, Somasundaram A. Trichoepithelioma. CosmoDerma 2021;1:23.

A 52-year-old man presented with multiple, skin-colored to hyperpigmented, smooth surfaced, firm, papules, and nodules of size varying from 2 to 8 mm over the periocular area, perioral area, dorsum of nose, and bilateral nasolabial folds [Figure 1]. His daughter had fewer and smaller, but similar, lesions on her face. Based on the clinical morphology, family history and histopathological findings, a diagnosis of trichoepithelioma was made. Trichoepithelioma is a benign appendageal proliferation of cells of follicular germinative differentiation.[1] The familial variant is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern with decreased expression and penetrance in males.

Figure 1:: Multiple trichoepitheliomas over the face.

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