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Perifollicular fibroma in Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome: an association revisited.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22725638     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Background: Mutation in the folliculin gene in Birt-Hogg-Dubé (BHD) syndrome leads to a spectrum of benign tumors of the hair follicle, classically including both fibrofolliculoma and trichodiscoma. In addition, lesions clinically indistinguishable from fibrofolliculoma/ trichodiscoma may show histopathologic findings of perifollicular fibroma or angiofibroma. Although some consider perifollicular fibroma to be a variant of angiofibroma, the specific histopathologic findings of perifollicular fibroma are uncommon. Methods: This is a case series. Results: In 4 patients with multiple facial lesions, recognizing perifollicular fibroma would have been helpful in leading to the diagnosis of BHD syndrome. Conclusion: Perifollicular fibroma is on a spectrum with fibrofolliculoma and trichodiscoma; in a patient with multiple lesions, the diagnosis of perifollicular fibroma is suggestive of BHD syndrome.
Authors:
Marianna Shvartsbeyn; Ashley R Mason; Marcus W Bosenberg; Christine J Ko
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cutaneous pathology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1600-0560     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Cutan. Pathol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0425124     Medline TA:  J Cutan Pathol     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  675-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 John Wiley & Sons A/S.
Affiliation:
Department of Pathology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA Department of Dermatology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA.
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