Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Hair follicle: neoplasia

Synonym(s): Pilomatrixoma, epithelioma of Malherbe, matrical carcinoma, trichoepithelioma, tricholemmoma, trichofolliculoma and trichoblastoma.

Contributor(s): David Scarff

Introduction

  • Cause: uncommon, usually benign tumors of hair follicles which grade into basal cell and adnexal gland tumors.
  • Signs: well-circumscribed single or multiple nodules, middle aged to older dogs, frequently on trunk.
  • Diagnosis: histopathology.
  • Treatment: surgical excision if required.
  • Prognosis: good.

Pathogenesis

Etiology

  • Unknown.

Predisposing factors

General
  • Breed?

Timecourse

  • Months.

Diagnosis

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Treatment

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Outcomes

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Further Reading

Publications

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