Uncommon location of pilomatrixoma: the scrotal skin

Mohammed Chaouche, Younes Barbach, Abdellah Dah Cherif, Sara Elloudi, Hanane Baybay, Fatima Zahra Mernissi

Department of Dermatology and Venereology, University Hospital Hassan II, Fez, Morocco

Corresponding author: Dr. Mohammed Chaouche, E-mail: medch11@hotmail.com

Submission: 23.01.2019; Acceptance: 28.03.2019

DOI: 10.7241/ourd.2019e.9

Cite this article: Chaouche M, Barbach Y, Cherif AD, Elloudi S, Baybay H, Mernissi FZ. Uncommon location of pilomatrixoma: the scrotal skin. Our Dermatol Online. 2019;10(e):e9.1.

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Pilomatrixoma, calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe, is a cutaneous tumor, originating from the hair matrix, is characterized as a common, slowly growing benign cutaneous tumour that appears generally within the first decades of life [1]. A 52-year-old man, without history, has developed a scrotal, nodular firm tumor, measuring 15 mm (Fig. 1). Most often, its preoperative diagnosis is not possible, because of its clinical polymorphism. The precise diagnosis is histological, by the revealing of mummified cells. The treatment is surgical, with only purpose to perform complete removal of pathologic tissue, allowing to decrease the rate of local relapse [2].

Figure 1: Location of pilomatrixoma on the scrotal skin.



The examination of the patient was conducted according to the Declaration of Helsinki principles.


1. Pulvermacker B, Seroussi D, Haddad R, Mitrofanoff M. Pilomatricoma or calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe. A pediatric review of 89 cases. Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2007;52:39-42.

2. Minkowitz G, Lee M, minkowitz S. Pilomatricoma of the testicle. An ossifying testicular tumor with hair matrix differentiation. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 1995;119:96-9.


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