Winer's dilated pore

Alternative eponyms

Related people

A hair structure anomaly that appears as an enlarged solitary comedo, most commonly on the face, predominantly on the upper lip, cheek, or forehead of a middle-aged person

Description

A hair structure anomaly that appears as an enlarged solitary comedo, most commonly on the face, predominantly on the upper lip, cheek, or forehead of a middle-aged person. The lesion can also be found on the trunk, most commonly the back. The pore is a tumor of the intraepidermal follicle and infundibulum of a pilosebaceous apparatus. The skin surrounding the pore appears to be unchanged, with no inflammation or induration.

This eponym was submitted by Charles Steffen, M.D.

Bibliography

  • L. H. Winer:
    The dilated pore, a trichoepithelioma.
    The Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Cambridge, 1954, 23: 181-8.
  • P. B. Luther, D. W. Scott, R. G. Buerger:
    The dilated pore of Winer--an overlooked cutaneous lesion of cats.
    The Journal of Comparative Pathology, Liverpool, November 1989, 101(4): 375-379.
  • C. Steffen:
    Winer's dilated pore: the infundibuloma.
    The American Journal of Dermatopathology, New York, June 2001, 23(3): 246-253.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

What is Whonamedit?

Whonamedit.com is a biographical dictionary of medical eponyms. It is our ambition to present a complete survey of all medical phenomena named for a person, with a biography of that person.

Disclaimer:

Whonamedit? does not give medical advice.
This survey of medical eponyms and the persons behind them is meant as a general interest site only. No information found here must under any circumstances be used for medical purposes, diagnostically, therapeutically or otherwise. If you, or anybody close to you, is affected, or believe to be affected, by any condition mentioned here: see a doctor.