|Other names||Brooke's tumour Epithelioma afenoides cysticum .|
|Micrograph of a trichoepithelioma. H&E stain.|
|Usual onset||usually young adults|
|Diagnostic method||Clinical history and examination are important. In a significant number of patients there is a familial trait. Examination will white, translucent, slightly raised papules which have a pearly white appearance.|
|Treatment||Any suspicicion of malignant change calls for adequate excision and histological examination . The only other reason for treatment is cosmetic . Partial destruction is usually followed by regrowth . Many treatment modalities may be used including surgical excision , curettage , cryotherapy and dermabrasion . High energy pulsed carbon dioxide laser has also been advocated as a useful treatment .|
Trichoepitheliomas may be divided into the following types::672
Trichoepitheliomas consisted of nests of basaloid cells. They lack the myxoid stroma and artefactual clefting seen in basal cell carcinoma. Mitoses are uncommon when compared to basal cell carcinoma.
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