A case of giant calcifying epithelioma (pilomatrixoma) in the subauricular region

Kazuhisa Yuki, Ryo Asato, Masato Inoue, Ichiro Tateya, Kennichi Kaneko, Kazuhiko Shoji, Hisayoshi Kojima

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Calcifying epithelioma (pilomatrixoma) is a relatively uncommon benign tumor. It usually presents as a slow-growing subcutaneous or intradermal nodule measuring less than 3 cm. In this report, we present a 20-year-old male with giant pilomatrixoma in the subauricular region. We performed en bloc resection of the tumor, which measured 12 x 9 cm. Histopathologically, this tumor did not show any malignant findings. There has not been any evidence of recurrence since the treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)731-734
Number of pages4
JournalPractica Oto-Rhino-Laryngologica
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Calcifying epithelioma
  • Subauricular region

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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