Hair Follicle Neoplasms – Basaloid Follicular Hamartoma

July 3rd, 2011

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 cases, Basaloid Follicular Hamartomas are associated with underlying conditions such as myasthenia gravis or cystic fibrosis.  Treatment is surgical excision if they become symptomatic.