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January 1981

Multiple Fibrofolliculomas With Trichodiscomas and Acrochordons

Author Affiliations

From the Section of Dermal Pathology and Histochemistry, the Department of Dermatology, University of California, Irvine.

Arch Dermatol. 1981;117(1):32-35. doi:10.1001/archderm.1981.01650010038021

• The syndrome of multiple fibrofolliculomas with trichodiscomas and acrochordons clinically is characterized by asymptomatic dome-shaped papules primarily involving the head, neck, chest, back, and arms. These tumors represent benign proliferations of the mesodermal and ectodermal components of the pilar apparatus. Substantial overlap between each of these lesions exists. Individual patients also exhibit a disease spectrum in which various tumors preponderate. The stimulus for this proliferation may be genetically determined, but the cause remains unknown. Merkel's cells were not identified in an electron microscopic study of a single trichodiscoma, but banded structures similar to those described in the closely related lesions of perifollicular fibroma and fibrous papule were seen.

(Arch Dermatol 117:32-35, 1981)

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