Auricle Pilomatricoma in Ear Lobule: A Case Report

Document Type : Case Report


Sinus and Surgical Endoscopic Research Center, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.



Skin tumors are prevalent in the head and neck especially auricle but pilomatricoma is extremely rare in ear lobule.
Case Report:
A 7-year-old girl without a history of previous illness presented with a 1.5-month history of a lesion in the right ear lobule that tended to grow in size. It was a 2*2*2cm round, slightly painful lesion with soft tissue and light red in color that yielded bloody or serous fluid on aspiration. The lesion was enucleated. The diagnosis was pilomatricoma.
Although very rare, pilomatricoma should be considered as a differential diagnosis of ear lobule neoplasms.


Main Subjects