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Image Number 2165 (Trichoepithelioma)

Papules,skin coloured

Diagnosis: Trichoepithelioma

Site: Face

Sex: F

Age: 22


Description: Multiple translucent papules.

Submitted by: Nameer Al-Sudany

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Differential Diagnosis


This unfortunate young female suffered multiple, asymptomatic, flesh-colored, translucent, firm papules involving the center of the face especially the melolabial folds. These lesions first appeared at early childhood and continued to increase in number with time. One of her brothers also has had similar lesions. Skin biopsy showed trichoepithelioma.

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