fibrofolliculoma

fibrofolliculoma
Small papular hamartomas of the fibrous sheath of the hair follicle, with solid extensions of the epithelium of the follicular infundibulum; multiple fibrofolliculomas may be familial.

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fi·bro·fol·lic·u·lo·ma (fi″bro-fə-lik″u-loґmə) [fibro- + folliculus + -oma] a type of benign adnexal tumor, a hamartoma of the perifollicular connective tissue, closely related to perifollicular fibroma and trichodiscoma, occurring as a yellow to white, smooth, dome-shaped papule, sometimes in groups. The usual location is on the face, and histologically it is characterized by proliferation of strands of follicular epithelium extending into the stroma. When there are multiple lesions, the patient may have Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome.

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