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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 185-186

An unusual location of a pilar sheath acanthoma

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Largo Medical Center, Largo, FL, USA
2 Department of Dermatology, Silver Falls Dermatology, Salem, OR, USA

Correspondence Address:
Jeffrey Albert Kushner
500 Belcher Road S Apartment 161, Largo, FL 33771
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-7753.142886

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Pilar sheath acanthoma is a rare, benign follicular hamartoma that frequently presents as an asymptomatic, flesh-colored papule with a central opening. First described in 1978 by Mehregan and Brownstein, these lesions generally appear on the upper lip of elderly patients. We present an interesting case of a pilar sheath acanthoma presenting on the earlobe in a middle-aged male. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a pilar sheath acanthoma found in such a unique location.

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