fibrofolliculoma

Pronunciation:(FY-broh-fuh-LIH-kyoo-LOH-muh)

Definition: A benign tumor of the hair follicle that appears as a small, whitish papule. Fibrofolliculomas are typically found on the face, ears, neck, and upper torso. They are pathognomonic for Birt-Hogg-Dubé syndrome, a hereditary condition associated with the development of kidney cancer.GeneticsHealth professional

Fibrofolliculomas are benign tumors of the hair follicle. They are commonly found on the face, as shown, but they are also often found on the ears, neck, and upper torso.2015-04-22