A 5-year-old girl with an enlarging mass at the elbow

Bradley John Kinney, William L. Hennrikus, Elizabeth E. Frauenhoffer

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Pilomatrixoma is a rare benign neoplasm that presents as a solitary, hard, mobile, subcutaneous mass. Pilomatrixomas can be found on any hair-bearing region of the body, with the upper extremity being the second most common location. Pilomatrixomas are common in children, and have a higher frequency in girls. We present a case of left-arm pilomatrixoma in a 5-year-old girl. Surgical excision was curative. Pediatric orthopedic surgeons should be familiar with this benign tumor when evaluating a calcified soft-tissue mass in the extremities of a child.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)529-531
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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