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August 1983

Pilomatricoma in a Pediatric Hospital

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, Ohio State University, Columbus (Drs Orlando, Rogers, and Bremer), and the Columbus (Ohio) Children's Hospital (Drs Rogers and Bremer).

Arch Ophthalmol. 1983;101(8):1209-1210. doi:10.1001/archopht.1983.01040020211008

• Of 150 cases of pilomatricoma in Columbus (Ohio) Children's Hospital, nearly 45% were discovered before the age of 5 years and 80% were present by 10 years of age. Lesions involved the periorbital region in 17% of the cases; the upper lid and brow were involved most frequently. These lesions were frequently misdiagnosed: only two of the periorbital cases were correctly diagnosed prior to excisional biopsy.