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February 1979

Malherbe's Calcifying Epithelioma (Pilomatrixoma) of the Eyelid Clinical Features

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico (Dr Cruz Perez), and the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami School of Medicine (Dr Nicholson).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1979;97(2):314-315. doi:10.1001/archopht.1979.01020010160015

• Malherbe's calcifying epithelioma (pilomatrixoma) is a benign skin tumor that may arise in the eyelid, brow, or zygomatic area of children and young adults. Certain distinctive clinical features of the tumor should suggest the correct diagnosis prior to histopathologic study.