Hair Follicle Neoplasms – Folliculosebaceous Cystic Hamartoma

July 4th, 2011

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 Folliculosebaceous Cystic Hamartoma.  As they are benign, they do not require removal unless they become problematic.  Removal of these lesions can be accomplished through a shave excision.