Tumors of the Follicular Infundibulum are benign hair follicle neoplasms that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Tumor of the Follicular Infundibulum is a flat scaly papule or plaque that is most commonly found on the face and can also be seen on the neck.  They […]

Folliculosebaceous Cystic Hamartoma is a benign hair follicle neoplasm that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, they appear as a single lesion on the face and scalp and are flesh colored nodules under 1cm in size.  The nose is the most common anatomical location to find a […]

Basaloid Follicular Hamartomas are benign hair follicle neoplasms that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, they consist of either a solitary papule or multiple papules coalescing into a plaque.  They are most often found on the face and scalp.  They cause hair loss in the area which they arise.  In some […]

Trichoadenomas are benign hair follicle neoplasms that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, Trichoadenomas are scaly warty like growths that have the appearance of a seborrheic keratosis.  They usually arise as single lesions on the face but can be located on any anatomic area.  They are differentiated […]

Pilar Sheath Acanthomas are clinically identical to Dilated Pores of Winer and I occasionally encounter them in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Pilar Sheath Acanthoma appears as a dilated pore and is most commonly found on the face.  The only difference between a Pilar Sheath Acanthoma and a Dilated Pore […]

Dilated Pore of Winer is an extremely common skin lesion that I encounter on a daily basis in both my The Woodlands and Conroe dermatology offices.  Essentially, a Dilated Pore of Winer is a distinctively larger pore on the face that may appear to be a “hole.”  Dilated Pore of Winer ranges in size from […]

Birt Hogg Dube Syndrome is a genetic syndrome that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology clinics.  It is due to a genetic mutation in the gene folliculin.  Patients with Birt Hogg Dube manifests three benign hair follicle neoplasms: Fibrofolliculomas, Trichodiscomas, and Perifollicular Fibromas.  Clinically, all three of these lesions […]

Trichilemmomas are benign hair follicle neoplasms that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology clinics.  Trichilemmomas appear clinically as small flesh colored papules on the face and may be mistaken for basal cell cancers.  Trichilemmomas are usually solitary but when they are multiple it is worrisome for Cowden’s Syndrome.  Patients […]

Desmoplastic Trichoepithelioma is a benign hair follicle neoplasm and a rare variant of a Trichoepithelioma that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Clinically, a Desmoplastic Trichoepithelioma appears like a basal cell cancer with a rolled border and a can have a central depression called a “central dell.”  Desmoplastic […]

Trichoepitheliomas are benign hair follicle neoplasms that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  The most common anatomic location for a Trichoepithelioma is the face.  Clinically, Trichoepitheliomas are flesh colored nodules and may be mistaken for basal cell cancers.  Treatment of Trichoepitheliomas is surgical excision if desired.  Most Trichoepitheliomas […]

Trichoblastomas are benign hair follicle neoplasms that I occasionally encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology clinics.  Trichoblastomas arise from the hair follicle’s germinative cells.  Clinically, Trichoblastomas appear as flesh colored nodules.  The most common anatomical location to find a Trichoblastoma is the scalp.  Trichoblastomas do not usually occur until adulthood and […]

Trichofolliculomas are hair follicle neoplasms that I rarely encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  Trichofolliculomas are benign and clinically appear as flesh colored small papules with a characteristic group of small fine hairs protruding through the center of the lesion.  They are most commonly found on the head and neck.  […]

Pilomatricomas, also called Calcifying Epithelioma of Malherbe, are benign hair follicle neoplasms that arise from the hair matrix cells and I occasionally encounter these skin lesions in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology clinics.  The most common anatomical location for a Pilomatricoma is the face and neck.  They are occasionally found on the […]